Leytonstone Citizens' Advice Bureau to close

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The Leytonstone Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB) is closing down tomorrow due to cuts in legal aid funding.

Waltham Forest CAB says it can no longer afford to keep the office open following a government decision to end financial support for most types of welfare benefits and debt work.

It is estimated that the cut will cost Waltham Forest CAB £200,000 per year.

A statement from the group said: "Savings we make by closing the centre will allow us to keep most of our advisers who will move over to the office in Walthamstow."

From Monday all Waltham Forest CAB services will be available from the Walthamstow office at 6 Church Hill, Walthamstow.

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12:49pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

A Luxury we should be able to afford, sad, some people rely on these places as they have nobody else to turn to.
A Luxury we should be able to afford, sad, some people rely on these places as they have nobody else to turn to. Cornbeefur
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3:59pm Thu 28 Feb 13

inézc says...

Absolutely scandalous- there can be all the safeguards and protection of the law in the world but without the means to access that knowledge nobody has any rights. It seems to me that there is a concerted effort to deprive as many people as possible of any legal advice and this is just a further example, hidden under the excuse of cuts.
Absolutely scandalous- there can be all the safeguards and protection of the law in the world but without the means to access that knowledge nobody has any rights. It seems to me that there is a concerted effort to deprive as many people as possible of any legal advice and this is just a further example, hidden under the excuse of cuts. inézc
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4:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

What sickens me is that Millionaires like Asil Nadir and others receive Millions in Legal Aid for involvement in Major Fraud, Terrorists and Criminal Illegal Immigrants are entitled to Full Legal Aid, Trivial matters are Funded in Millions in Legal aid like the young girl wanting to be able to wear a veil in school or other obscure matters when the average Joe cannot get a little bit of authoritative advice on matters such as Claiming Disability or Work entitlements.
What sickens me is that Millionaires like Asil Nadir and others receive Millions in Legal Aid for involvement in Major Fraud, Terrorists and Criminal Illegal Immigrants are entitled to Full Legal Aid, Trivial matters are Funded in Millions in Legal aid like the young girl wanting to be able to wear a veil in school or other obscure matters when the average Joe cannot get a little bit of authoritative advice on matters such as Claiming Disability or Work entitlements. Cornbeefur
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4:40pm Thu 28 Feb 13

cynicalsue says...

This is dreadful news. I often see long queues of people waiting outside from 8am or earlier. This obviously indicates a need for the CAB. This closure means a return bus trip to Walthamstow for those who can least afford it.
This is dreadful news. I often see long queues of people waiting outside from 8am or earlier. This obviously indicates a need for the CAB. This closure means a return bus trip to Walthamstow for those who can least afford it. cynicalsue
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5:16pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Techno3 says...

This is the sort of service the local council should be funding instead of paying the councillors their generous allowances and holding all their dubious feasts at the Town Hall.
This is the sort of service the local council should be funding instead of paying the councillors their generous allowances and holding all their dubious feasts at the Town Hall. Techno3
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5:17pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ajay567 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
What sickens me is that Millionaires like Asil Nadir and others receive Millions in Legal Aid for involvement in Major Fraud, Terrorists and Criminal Illegal Immigrants are entitled to Full Legal Aid, Trivial matters are Funded in Millions in Legal aid like the young girl wanting to be able to wear a veil in school or other obscure matters when the average Joe cannot get a little bit of authoritative advice on matters such as Claiming Disability or Work entitlements.
Cornbeefur You'r talking sense
for a change.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: What sickens me is that Millionaires like Asil Nadir and others receive Millions in Legal Aid for involvement in Major Fraud, Terrorists and Criminal Illegal Immigrants are entitled to Full Legal Aid, Trivial matters are Funded in Millions in Legal aid like the young girl wanting to be able to wear a veil in school or other obscure matters when the average Joe cannot get a little bit of authoritative advice on matters such as Claiming Disability or Work entitlements.[/p][/quote]Cornbeefur You'r talking sense for a change. ajay567
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