Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed a new citizens advice network campaign encouraging people struggling with the cost of living to seek advice and assistance.
Citizens Advice Scotland’s “Our Advice Adds Up” campaign seeks to highlight the various advice and support offered by CAS and the network of local CABs across Scotland.
The campaign launch follows the publication of research showing half a million people in Scotland have no money left after covering essential monthly expenses, while over 1 million people have less than £125 left over.
With energy bills, prices in the shops and interest rates all rising, many people are going to face difficult choices this winter, but the citizens advice network is ready to help.
Martin Whitfield MSP said:
“We are facing one of the most significant cost of living crises in living memory, with thousands more households facing the prospect of being thrust into fuel poverty as energy bills soar.
“While there is an urgent need for governments at UK and Scottish level to act to alleviate the impact of the crisis, especially for those facing greatest hardship, it’s important for people to know that other help is also available.
“The Citizens Advice network provides free, confidential and impartial advice in a variety of ways. People can check CAS’s online advice pages, use its interactive Money Map tool or find their local CAB and get one to one advice.
“The Our Advice Adds Up campaign is timely and I urge constituents struggling with the cost of living to access the expert help and advice available from the citizens advice network.”
Find out more about the campaign and the advice available from CAS and the CAB network at www.cas.org.uk/our-advice-adds-up.