SEVEN new volunteers have been trained to help Citizens’ Advice Teignbridge. 

The new recruits were brought in following a campaign by the charity. 

Following a good response, the new volunteers have completed their training which now takes the total number of volunteers in Teignbridge to 70. 

Assessors are the first point of contact for people when contacting Citizens Advice and these extra volunteers will provide support to approximately 1,000 people each year.

In previous years, the charity has found it difficult to recruit volunteers.

A spokesman for CAB said: ‘However this new burst of interest has been welcomed especially as more volunteers  helps increase the capacity of the service.’

Citizens Advice Teignbridge provides free, confidential, and impartial advice on the issues affecting people’s lives, and recently much of the support provided has helped people struggling with the increase cost of living.