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North East Suffolk CAB looks for new premises to guarantee its future

North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau in Lowestoft looking to relocate to bigger premises.
Chief Executive Janet John.

Picture: James Bass

North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau in Lowestoft looking to relocate to bigger premises. Chief Executive Janet John. Picture: James Bass

A citizens advice bureau which has just celebrated a landmark half century of continuous service is looking to guarantee its future for another 50 years by raising money for new premises.

The North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has found that its current premises in Gordon Road, Lowestoft are not suitable for its current needs as the internet and modern technology has dramatically changed the requirements of the service.

The CAB has gone from an organisation that answered lots of quick queries 20 years ago to one that deals with more complex cases today. As a result, it wants to create an “advice hub” where they can deal with different types of query and signpost people to other organisations that are better placed to help where necessary.

North East Suffolk CAB chief executive Janet John said: “More space is critical to us.

“We want the be welcoming, clean, presentable and safe. We don’t want it to put people off. People should never feel inadequate that they have to ask for advice.”

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