Reading Citizens Advice Bureau
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Looking to pay by card? We are temporarily not taking card payments online for Unity subscriptions. While we will offer this facility online again soon, we would like to encourage supporters to join online via Direct Debit.
Simply follow the link to "Sign up with Direct Debit" and you can complete this online. Alternatively, you can call our hotline on 0870 050 9240 for help joining the lottery.
About your Good Cause
We've been supporting people in Reading for over 70 years - helping them to help themselves. We give advice face-to-face, by the telephone and online to people struggling with debt, benefits, employment, housing and discrimination. Anyone in Reading can use our service. People come from all walks of life, since a life crisis can happen to anyone, at any time.
We also work hard to prevent problems by:
- giving 'money awareness' training to young people.
- building links to vulnerable groups
- spotting emerging issues which we take to national level to influence Government policy.
The demand for our service is already greater than we can meet. Last year we had to turn away over 2,000 people because we just didn't have the resources to help them. Now the economic downturn and the Government's Welfare Reform Programme are increasing demand even further.
We stretch our income as far as it will go, but it costs £1,500 and takes a year to train a volunteer to be a high-quality advisor. Our existing sources of funding are becoming more uncertain and we are working constantly to try and find new funding. Your support is really important.
The promoter of this Unity Lottery is David John Harper (CEO), Reading Citizens Advice Bureau, Minster Street, Reading, RG1 2JB
Registered with Reading Borough Council
Registration Number LOT000133