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CAB volunteers digging in for cost of living crisis

CITIZENS Advice Gosport has thanked its group of volunteers for their vital support during the cost of living crisis caused by inflation rises and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

As the crippling financial situation bites, CAB Gosport says it has seen a huge number of enquiries from residents struggling to stay on top of household bills. And it credits “the tireless dedication of its volunteers and staff” for continuing to give essential advice and crisis support to help people find a way forward.

Now, as part of the upcoming Volunteers’ Week, which runs from June 1 to 7, Citizens Advice Gosport wants to thank its volunteers for their exceptional contribution to the charity and local community.

It will be sharing photographs and information about CAB volunteers on social media platforms during the week, which can be seen by searching for Gosport CAB on Facebook or Twitter.

Citizens Advice Gosport praises its “incredible team of volunteers who freely give their time and skills to ensure people in Gosport can get support in their time of need. Nineteen volunteers currently contribute over 300 hours a month at Citizens Advice Gosport and in the last year have helped local residents with a wide range of problems including debt, housing, benefit, and employment issues.”

A statement released by the charity online earlier today – Monday, May 23 – further adds: “Citizens Advice Gosport are particularly proud of the immense dedication our volunteers have shown during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, when demand for our help is so high. Their dedication and commitment know no bounds. It simply couldn’t be done without them.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Gosport should contact Georgina on 02392 520112 or No experience is required, full training and support is provided for volunteer roles. For more information about what is involved, visit the national Citizens Advice website which can be accessed here.

PICTURED BY CONNOR STEEL: CAB Office in Gosport, next to Morrisons in the town centre.