Do you live in a private tenancy and do you know your rights?
Shelter Scotland and West Lothian Council’s Advice Shop are hosting a workshop for private tenants. Come along to Bathgate Partnership Centre on Wednesday 20th February 2019 7pm-8pm and find out more. The workshop will focus on private tenants’ rights and there will be a short talk from Shelter Legal, Housing Options Scotland and Advice Shop (regarding Universal Credit – housing element).
There will be representatives available from West Lothian Council Housing, the Advice Shop, CAB West Lothian, Shelter and Housing Options Scotland and there will be time for you to ask questions and get further help or assistance.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available and if help required to travel to Bathgate Partnership Centre is required, please contact the Advice Shop on 01506 283000 to enquire about bus vouchers.
Bookings for this event can be made through Eventbrite – https://privatetenancyscotland.eventbrite.co.uk
The bureau will be closed on Saturday 7th October 2017 for staff training.
We re-open for drop in session on Monday 9th October 2017 at 10.00am.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian
Annual General Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 12.30pm
at Almondbank Centre, Shiel Walk, Craigshill, Livingston EH54 5EH
Buffet lunch will be served
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Robyn Oswald on 01506 436132
Funded by Scottish and Southern Energy, the Project aims to offer advice and assistance to Housing Association tenants in West Lothian who may have difficulty with paying for gas and electricity or are finding it difficult to adequately heat their home.
The Project can offer practical advice and assistance with:
* Fuel charge arrears
* Negotiating with suppliers
* Checking you are on the correct tariff
* Accessing government grants and other financial assistance schemes
* Providing energy efficiency
To book an appointment call 01506 444814 or ask for a referral from your Housing Association.
Money Advice Service appointments are available at the following outreach venues:
Please call 01506 444 814 for more information and to book an appointment.
The bureau has drop in sessions on Tuesday evenings. These sessions are from 10am to 6.30pm every Tuesday.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian received funding from the Scottish legal Aid Board to work in close partnership with West Lothian Women’s Aid to provide a tailored money advice service to individuals, both male and female, who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. Alex Russell was appointed as the project’s Money Advice Worker in December 2013.
Ultimately, we recognise that those who have experienced domestic abuse or are currently experiencing domestic abuse could benefit greatly from a unique advice service to allow them to gain financial stability and control, where life has been unstable and chaotic.
What assistance can we offer?
We can offer specialised advice and assistance on:
- Benefit issues
- Money management/budgeting
- Housing Issues
- Family and legal issues
To access the project you can contact the bureau on 01506 436132 or contact Women’s Aid on 01506 461938.
The bureau offers a general legal clinic fortnightly. These clinics are held at the bureau every second Tuesday.
We also hold an employments legal clinic on the second and fourth Tuesdays on each month.
For a referral to either of these clinics, clients must first see a generalist adviser who will refer to one of the legal clinics if appropriate.
This new CAB project will be launched soon. More details to follow.
The bureau is currently seeking volunteers to join our Board of Directors. If you
are interested in volunteering for the Board, or wish further information
regarding this, please contact the Bureau Manager, Karen McGhee on 01506 436132