About Us

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Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn is a registered charity and most of our workers are volunteers. We are part of a network of around 300 independent charities, collectively helping over 2.7 million people a year across England and Wales.

We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives.

We are here to help everyone, whoever you are and whatever the problem.

How and where do we give advice?

The advice and information provided by Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn is free, independent, confidential and impartial.

We provide advice through face-to-face, telephone and email.

Face-to-face advice is available by appointment at a variety of locations across the boroughs of Rossendale and Hyndburn.  Our advisers can help you to write letters, make phone calls to providers on your behalf, help you deal with your debt problems and access other services for further support and help when needed.

What topics can we help you with?

We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.

People come to us with all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.

Click here for more information on the types of issues we can help you with

How do we campaign for change?

We use our clients' experience and stories to campaign for positive change.

With over two million clients each year this evidence is hard to ignore. We speak up about the policies and services that cause people problems.

For more information, please visit our Research & Campaigns page

Who works for us?

Approximately 80% of people who work in Citizens Advice are volunteers.  Volunteers perform all sorts of roles from advising, to administration, IT support, press relations and trusteeship.

Our volunteers benefit from free training, ongoing support and local expenses.

Nearly a third of volunteers who leave us go on into paid employment or full time education. All our volunteers tell us they enjoy meeting a variety of people and the social side of volunteering is very important to them, many volunteers want to give something back and enjoy learning new things and meeting new people

For more information, visit our Volunteering page.

How are we funded?

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn receive grants from local authorities, The Big Lottery fund, European Social Fund, charitable trusts and and individuals. We have to apply for funding to ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of people living and working in Rossendale & Hyndburn.

For more information about who funds our work, visit our Partners page

The difference we make

We help people resolve their problems, help them get out of debt and help them claim the benefits that they are entitled to.  By helping people address their problems, this help reduce stress and worry, makes people healthier and reduce pressure on other services, such as health and social care.  Maximising people's incomes enables more choice and this extra money can contribute positively to the local community.  Removing problems and barriers, to work, education and social activities contributes to increasing wellbeing and social inclusion.

Use this link to find out more about The Difference We Make