So what are the top three problems which worry people in the Fens? Debt is one but the other two are?


- Credit: Sarah Allison

Benefits, debt and relationships are the top three problems that Fenland people seek help with through the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB)

A total of 50 people were seen across the four Fenland market towns out of 878 new clients for the entire Rural Cambridgeshire CAB.

The number of new clients was down on the previous year.

Out of all those seeking CAB help, 237 wanted advice specifically related to council tax/housing related issues and 32 had requested food bank vouchers.

Rural Cambridgeshire CAB will monitor demand for food banks now they are available across Fenland.

A council report also states six new volunteers have been recruited to help with public affairs, health and safety, and as gateway assessors, which is the CAB’s assessment process.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter