Citizens advice.... advice!!

    My colleague at work has just returned from the citizens advice bureau in Oldham .... On approaching the counter/receptionist he asked "Can I see an advisor" ... and was told there was " none in today"... She asked "what was it about" ..He explained (private cant divulge )... She then in return replied "We will be not taking on anymore clients at the moment or the foreseeable future".....


    Surely this cant be right???

    My only thought on the matter was " you need to see the citizens about the citizens advice."....DOH!!

    Can anyone shed some light on this matter as it doesnt seem right to me.....??


    Maybe they are shutting down?
    Our office shut years ago.


    nowt a fone call cant clarify.....better than wasting ur time asking on here

    May be that their budget/funding has been cut/withdrawn

    Do you have one of those free Legal telephone service helplines attached to your home insurance or car insurance policies - just a suggestion, if it will help? they might be able to point you in the right direction or give further advice....

    Original Poster

    Thanks for tips !!

    Think a phone call might be worth a go.... "just plain unhelpful" did pop in my head also!!


    damn it thought this was a joke and was hoping for a witty punchline.

    OP u owe me one joke. it better be good :giggle:

    Original Poster

    A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes … A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?" The husband says, "What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?" A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, the car won't start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?" He says: "What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?" Another few days go by, and it's raining pretty hard. The wife finds a leak in the roof. She says, "Honey, there's a leak on the roof! Can you please fix it?" He says, "What do I look like, Bob Vila?" The next day the husband comes home, and the roof is fixed. So is the plumbing. So is the car. He asks his wife what happened. "Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix them," she says. "Great! How much is that going to cost me?" he snarls. Wife says: "Nothing. He said he'd do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him." "Uh, well, what kind of cake did you make?" asks the husband. "What do I look like," she says, "Aunt bessie?"

    I've heard some stories of shocking advice being given by the CAB so they probably did you a favour.

    Go and see a solicitor, nearly all of them will give you a free 30 min consultation. Long enough to find out if there is a problem / solution (although the obviously won't divulge it)
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