London,
27
November
2014
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14:34
Europe/London

Camden gives Citizens Advice Bureau a new home

Camden Council has helped to ensure that residents can continue to receive help and advice from Camden Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).

A rent increase by their landlord had meant that Camden CAB in Kentish Town was under threat.

From this month the CAB will move a few hundred yards down the road to share premises in a Camden Council owned building with Camden Community Law Centre in Prince of Wales Road.

Residents will benefit from having multiple advice agencies under the same roof.

The two organisations already co-operate as part of the Camden Advice Partnership, which also includes Age UK Camden, Mary Ward Legal Centre, and the Council. The partnership is commissioned by the Council to provide advice and legal help to residents.

Cllr Abdul Hai, Council Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture
"This move not only makes good use of a Camden asset, it also improves residents access to advice and legal help. I’m glad that we were able to help them find a new home within the Kentish Town locality".

 
Cllr Abdul Hai, Council Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture
“Sharing the building with Camden CAB will reduce our premises costs and allow us to spend more of our budget on service provision”
Sean Canning, CEO of the Law Centre
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to work alongside another local advice charity and provide a more joined up service to Camden’s residents”.
Jan Knight CEO of Camden CAB