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Helping the people of Bedford

What do Citizens Advice do?

Citizens Advice Bedford (CAB) is an independent charity, which provides free, independent, confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance across a wide range of issues to residents of Bedford Borough. CAB is a member of the Citizens Advice network, a well-known and trusted nationwide brand, whose aims are:

Free, impartial advice

We can offer advice on budgeting, debt, pensions, benefits, housing, employment, consumer and health issues – alongside many other issues.

and more…

Accreditation

We offer an advice service accredited by several organizations to ensure that our advice is of the highest standard, offering clients the best possible service.

We hold the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) which is awarded to organizations that give advice to members of the public on legal issues. Organizations are audited every two years and must demonstrate that they are accessible, effectively managed, and employ staff with the skills and knowledge to meet their clients’ needs.

We are also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority who regulate providers of financial services, which includes our advice services.

Get help to Claim

Our Help to Claim advisers can help you with the early stages of your Universal Credit claim. You can talk to them on the phone, or online over chat. You can read our online advice on Universal Credit at any time.

Support Citizens Advice Bedford

Citizens Advice Bedford is an independent, local charity reliant on raising our funds to carry out our work to improve the lives of residents in Bedford. By supporting us, you will be helping people in your local community who are at risk of disadvantage, detriment and harm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Citizens Advice service helps people to resolve their problems. As the UK’s largest advice provider we are equipped to deal with any issue, from anyone, spanning debt and employment to consumer and housing plus everything in between. Find out more on our about page.

Citizens Advice Bedford is for anyone who lives or works in Bedford and needs free, confidential advice on various issues like debt, housing, employment, and legal matters. Find out more on our services page.

We’re funded through government grants and charitable donations. Find out more on our support page.

We offer free advice on debt, housing, benefits, employment, legal matters, and general inquiries. Find out more on our services page.

Support Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Bedford is an independent, local charity reliant on raising ourfunds to carry out our work to improve the lives of residents in Bedford. By supporting us, you will be helping people in your local community who are at risk of disadvantage, detriment and harm.