Advice Service Secures £8 Million For Local People

“We are tremendously proud to have put over £8,000,000 back into the pockets of local people and into the economy of Dumfries and Galloway.” Phil Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (D&G CAS), is celebrating the release of their Annual Report covering 2022-23.

“Last year marked our 25th Anniversary and the report shows what a busy year it was for us,” he explains. “It demonstrates how the demand for our services continues to grow, as the cost of living crisis really begins to bite for many local people and how we are evolving to meet those demands, especially for rural communities. We’ve extended our outreach services and continue to expand methods of remote access for clients, so they don’t need to visit our bureaux in person.”

Marsali Caig, Chair of D&G CAS thinks it is important the service continues to adapt, “I am delighted with our annual report as it showcases the work of our Service. It is a testament to our staff, volunteers and partners how we continually meet these challenges. We must ensure however that we keep up with the demand and pace of change, finding new ways of engaging with communities, funders and partners to increase our reach, ensuring we deliver our service in the right way, at the right time. Our essential service is a lifeline for many local people experiencing hardship.

“I would like to publicly thank our many funders for their support in enabling us to support our clients.”

You can read the Annual Report by visiting the Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service website at dagcas.org and follow their updates on social media.




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