New name, same service

PUBLISHED: 08:01 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 15 June 2010

THE Citizens' Advice Bureau in Honiton has a new name after merging with a separate bureau at Exmouth. Citizens' Advice Service East Devon (CASED) came into being last week.

THE Citizens' Advice Bureau in Honiton has a new name after merging with a separate bureau at Exmouth.Citizens' Advice Service East Devon (CASED) came into being last week and will serve an area from the Dorset border in the east to the outskirts of Exeter in the west and north to the Somerset border.It will also serve the new community at Cranbrook.An information day for prospective new volunteers will be staged at Honiton Library next month.Chris Griffiths, formerly manager of the Exmouth bureau, has been appointed district manager of the new, combined service.He is supported by a team of staff and volunteers in Honiton, Axminster, Sidmouth and Exmouth. A spokesperson for CASED said: "Included in the team are specialists in money and debt advice, homelessness prevention and welfare benefits tribunal work."All the bureau outlets offer the full range of generalist advice work that CAB is known for. Being a charity, the majority of our team are volunteers - all of whom are highly skilled and trained."CASED is a charity and relies on support from the local community. It is part of one of the UK's largest voluntary organisations.It offers free, confidential and impartial advice and is open to everybody.For further information about volunteering opportunities or to give a donation, call (01404) 47354.

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