Meet Our Service Funders
Our "core" funding is provided by the Bath & North East Somerset Council. This enables us to provide an advice and information service from our 3 main office locations of Bath, Midsomer Norton and Keynsham; our telephone service; and a variety of outreach venues - a service helping over 7500 people per year.
From this foundation we are also able to deliver specialist services supported by different funders:
|Macmillan Cancer Support fund a project for clients diagnosed with cancer. Our advisers provide benefits and welfare rights advice to the client and their family. Click here to read the Macmillan CAB Annual Report 2011|
|We run outreach advice sessions at all the Children's Centres across Bath and North East Somerset to provide parents and carers with benefits and financial advice. We also provide training to Children's Centre staff and group work sessions with parents and carers.|
Funded by the Legal Services Commission our specialist Welfare Benefits and Debt workers can help anyone who is eligible for help under the legal help scheme. To access this service, you should go through our general advice service.
The Income Max project is a service commissioned by BANES Council to provide benefits and basic debt advice to residents in the whole of the local authority area. Clients are referred by the Social Services team and visited by a caseworker in their own home. This is very important for clients who have mobility difficulties and it gives them the opportunity to discuss their situation in detail and agree the necessary actions with an expert in income maximisation working alongside them.
As part of the project we also provide benefits and basic debt advice to patients of the Hillview Lodge mental health unit.
The Bureau receives funding from Curo (previously Somer Community Housing Trust) for a debt-referral scheme as part of Curo’s anti-poverty strategy. The scheme enables Trust staff to make direct appointments with a specialist CAB caseworker for tenants with rent arrears and other debts.
|Wessex Water provides a fund to enable us to enhance our debt advice provision. Working with social housing tenants we are able to introduce them to the schemes run by Wessex to help clients to pay their water bills and reduce their arrears. We work with the clients to produce financial statements and realistic, affordable management plans.|
|Living with MS can throw up all kinds of practical issues, and means that coping financially is more of a challenge. The MS Society funds us to help clients with MS in BANES and South West Wilts, including advice on benefits and debt.|