Update on Service Provision by
Bute Advice Centre
Across Argyll & Bute
Bute Advice Centre would like to reassure residents of Bute that staff are committed to continuing to deliver a comprehensive service. We are still not 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. In addition to our core advice service provision in Bute, we continue to deliver all welfare rights services to ACHA tenants across Bute & Cowal.
Bute Advice Centre is established for the purpose of benefiting communities in Bute and Cowal and the wider community within certain projects, 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)