Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), formally the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (SACAB), is a registered charity. Based in Edinburgh it comprises 61 member bureaux, including a national helpline (Citizens Advice Direct). Together these free local and national services provide legal advice, practical help and information on consumer and political rights across Scotland.
CAS provides central support to local bureaux with management, research, fundraising, IT support, training and campaigning.
In 2012 a study showed that most of CAS's activity was the provision of advice across five areas: benefits, debt, employment, housing and relationship. In 2012, there were concerns that five of the bureaux in Glasgow might close, however they remained open after accepting a new funding offer.
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- "Search OSCR: Charity Details: Citizens Advice Scotland, SC016637". Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Retrieved 12 December 2015.