Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, confidential advice, and through its Social Policy work seeks to influence the decisions of government and policymakers at local and national level.

Every Citizens Advice Bureau is a registered charity reliant on trained volunteers and funding from the community to provide these vital services for local people.

Sevenoaks & Swanley Citizens Advice Bureau

Sevenoaks & Swanley CAB is an independent charity that provides FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, IMPARTIAL, INDEPENDENT advice and information to those who live, work or have connections with the SEVENOAKS and SWANLEY areas.

The service at Sevenoaks & Swanley CAB:

  • is provided by trained volunteers who use a national CAB information system
  • provides practical help, for instance with drafting letters; advocacy and negotiation with third parties such as creditors
  • preparation of cases for tribunals and county court
  • may, in some cases, offer free short introductory sessions with local solicitors.

If you are not able to use the Sevenoaks & Swanley CAB service the national association, Citizens Advice, offer a comprehensive web-based guide covering everything from housing, debt and the legal system to tax, benefits, family matters and consumer rights. The guide may be accessed at: www.adviceguide.org.uk