Controversial cutbacks to CAB a blow to the county’s vulnerable population

STAFFORDSHIRE County County is pressing ahead with controversial cutbacks to services for vulnerable people.

The authority is slashing £439,000 of funding for the county’s Citizens Advice Bureau despite a 3,000-signature petition urging a re-think.

The loss of cash support will affect CAB teams operating in the Staffordshire Moorlands and the future of a number of branches in the county remains uncertain.

CAB specialist case workers provide advice to hundreds people faced with a variety of problems including debt, employment and housing issues.

Staffordshire County Council is faced with having to make millions pounds worth of savings as a result of Government pruning its financial support to local authorities.