FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
Bute Advice Centre
22/26 Bishop Street
Isle of Bute, PA20 9DG
Update on Service Provision October 2020
Bute Advice Centre would like to reassure residents of Bute & Cowal that staff are committed to continuing to deliver a comprehensive service. We are no longer offering face to face appointments, however we can be contacted on the usual number 01700 502784 and a telephone appointment will be organised with an adviser who will support you.
From April 2020 to the beginning of October 2020 staff have supported clients to receive £1,037,785 of benefits, grants and rebates.
Bute Advice Centre is established for the purpose of benefiting the community in Bute and Cowal, by the advancement of education (including debt management, welfare rights, consumer rights, housing and energy issues),the protection of health, both mental and physical and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress.
To fight poverty and social exclusion by the provision of impartial, confidential advice and assistance with regard to:
• Housing Advice
• Homelessness, eviction, housing grants, arrears and tenancy issues
• Welfare Benefits Advice
• Benefits checks, form filling and representation at Tribunal Appeals
• Utilities Advice
• Debt Management, liaising with utility providers, changing suppliers, accessing grants and alleviation of fuel poverty advice
• Debt Management Provision (advice regarding voluntary payment arrangements, protected trust deeds, bankruptcy, DAS and court representation)