Post by Colin Henderson on May 8, 2012 18:33:36 GMT
From local press today:
"An advice charity is appealing for volunteers to keep it going after losing £30,000 in funding.
Darlington's Citizen's Advice Bureau has asked for the community to "rally round" after the borough council cut its yearly funding. It wants volunteers to give up two days a week advising people on debt, housing and unemployment, in exchange for the chance to gain a qualification.
Darlington Council must cut £11m from its budget over the next few years. Darlington CAB said it dealt with 30,000 inquiries for help in 2011, a 20% increase on the previous year."