Funding cut forces CAB to axe jobs and services

Par Hutchinson MBE (Manager) of Newtownabbey CAB. INNT 51-044FP
Par Hutchinson MBE (Manager) of Newtownabbey CAB. INNT 51-044FP

A FUNDING cut to the local Citizens Advice Bureau has been described as “devastating”.

At Monday night’s Development Committee meeting at Mossley Mill, councillors decided to provide £171,002 to the service this year, with that figure increasing in line with inflation for the next three years.

However, CAB Manager Pat Hutchinson said the funding cut represented around a third of the service’s budget, or £47,000.

“It is devastating and we are left with no other option but to turn people away each day once we have met our quota,” she said.

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