Both and Stanley Citizens A B are to cease giving advice because of poor governance and mismanagement. With benefit changes, a stagnant economy and youth unemployment in the local area, the timing could not be worse.
The national association of the CAB has suspended the membership of the centres and ordered them to cease giving advice. There are no concerns over the quality of advice given by the volunteers, it is management who have failed to address concerns about .
Nick a spokesman for the CAB has said:
"This decision has been taken because of concerns about persistent problems with the way CAB has been governed and managed its finances"1
The N CAB are blaming side CAB for failings but there must be fault on both sides: L managers have clearly not been up to the job but National structures have not addressed e f .
The closure is a massive to anyone who cares about their local community. The CAB provides a unique service that is and ate from other assistance provided by Durham County Council, The re, Homes and the MPs o .
It is the vulnerable who will : One common reaction to falling on hard times is to bury your head in the sand. People who t the step of going to the CAB do so because they are in need of help. It is that those in greatest need that will pay the price for the failure of m who were running an organisation that was supposed to help.
Anyone who needs advice can call the CAB on 0191 3884752. The closest CAB centres are in and Chester St.