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Celebrating #80YearsOfAdvice in Tower Hamlets today!

Citizens Advice in Tower Hamlets celebrates its 80th anniversary

Citizens Advice East End is marking 80 years of providing free, independent advice nationally by hosting a celebration event at our Tower Hamlets office.

The Citizens Advice service was founded on 4 September 1939 – the day after World War II was declared. Since then, the service has become a trusted household name.  Last year it helped 2.7 million people across England and Wales in person, by phone, email or web chat.

80th anniversary celebrations are taking place across England and Wales throughout the year.

Staff, volunteers and local residents gathered together with Mayor John Biggs today, Friday 13 September, to celebrate 80 years of supporting people to resolve their problems.

Yasmin Alam, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice East End, said:

“Citizens Advice East End is celebrating #80yearsofadvice with today’s celebration event in Tower Hamlets. Our advice changes lives because we are constantly adapting to the challenges people face, from Universal Credit to Council Tax debts. We’re a local independent charity and members of the national Citizens Advice network. Most of us here at Citizens Advice East End are volunteers, 100 in our 130 strong team. Last year we helped over 32,000 people in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney, increasing local people’s incomes by over £19 million. Whatever the problem, our amazing staff and volunteers do all they can to help people find their way forward. We are here for everyone and we will continue to help make things better.”

Mayor John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:

“In the last 80 years, Citizens Advice has provided residents with a range of vital support services through its dedicated staff and volunteers who are the backbone of the organisation. I congratulate you on this significant milestone and for the positive impact you have had on our local community.”