Serving Westminster residents for 80 years
The national Citizens Advice service was founded on 4 September 1939 – the day after the second world war was declared – as a front-line emergency service for civilians, and the Westminster bureau was one of the first to open.
Shirley Springer, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Advice Westminster, said:
“Citizens Advice Westminster is celebrating 80 years as a local advice service. The initial wartime problems of ration books, evacuation, missing relations and bomb damaged homes were very much of the time, but the problems of poverty, debt, housing and homelessness are still with us today and people’s lives are more complex. Last year we helped over 12,000 people with 21,000 problems: from high energy costs or broadband bills, to tenants’ fees and Universal Credit. Whatever the problem, our amazing staff and volunteers do all they can to help people find their way forward.”
To read more about the history of Citizens Advice Westminster read the article on our website: www.westminstercab.org.uk/80-years-service-westminster/