THE CITIZENS' ADVICE BUREAU<
38 Meyrick Street
Telephone 01646 683805
Manager David Ward
Do You Need
Advice?? . . . . . .
OR . . . . .
Can You GIVE Advice??
If either of the above applies to you, then you
need to get along to Meyrick Street in Pembroke Dock to the Citizens Advice
Bureau. You could be one of the 4000 or so people who approach the
Bureau for impartial and confidential advice each year and find themselves
pleasantly surprised by the professionalism and expertise offered by the
paid staff and the twenty volunteer advisors.
Or - very importantly - you may be amongst the
handful of new people each year who start on the very rewarding and
fascinating voluntary role as an advisor. If you do feel able to join
this vital group of volunteers then why not pop in to the Bureau which is
open every weekday morning and have a chat with the manager (David) or one
of the volunteer advisors to see what it entails. There is a certain
degree of commitment needed and training is required in the systems
used, but your weekly time commitment can be varied to suit yourself. There
is a requirement to record your cases on a p.c., but as you will be reading
this on the web, then you are probably already fairly IT skilled.
Don't worry if your skills are minimal as full training is always given.
This may be a voluntary post, but there is a great deal of [pride in the
professionalism of the service and the quality of the advice.
ABOUT THE BUREAU
The Basic funding for the Bureau comes from the
County Council to cover advice provided on a wide range of information
including employment law, benefits, housing and various consumer problems,
but additional funding is obtained for a Health Advice Caseworker and a
legal advice service caseworker who sees clients who are eligible for legal
aid. Recently the Bureau has been awarded the Community Legal service
Quality Mark for Advice.
The Meyrick Street office is open Weekdays from
10 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays till 12 pm.
Outreach sessions are held at Tenby, Pembroke
and Kilgetty and times for these can be found at the main office.
The bureau is currently negotiating a new
premises (which looks like also being in Meyrick Street), where they will
have more room and will also be able to satisfy the new disabled access
Apart from the day to day running by the paid
staff, there is a Trustee Board which has overall control of the bureau.
This comprises County Council nominees, Town Council nominees from Pembroke
and Pembroke Dock and various other volunteers.