Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Lewes Citizens Advice Bureau is looking to fill some trainee volunteer positions. If you’re interested in being a CAB volunteer you can visit or ring 01273 007557 for a chat.

A new free national number has been made available to contact Citizens Advice – the new number is
0808 278 7892

Contact : Sophie Hoffman 01273 007556

15 – 19 Chapel Street




Lewes District Citizens Advice is a local charity providing free, confidential, impartial advice and information on a wide range of issues.

You can contact us via our website or access triage telephone advice directly on freephone 0808 278 7892 Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am – 3pm.

What we can help with

  • Benefits – help with all benefits, establishing entitlement, supporting application and resolving issues. We have in-house Universal Credit specialist and benefits caseworkers available for telephone and face-to-face advice
  • Debt & budgeting advice –support with debt emergencies, renegotiating repayments, creating financial statement, prioritising debts.
  • Employment– help with redundancy, unfair dismissal, grievances, flexible working and more
  • Cost of Living Crisis -foodbank referrals, emergency vouchers, tailored household support grant advice
  • Housing – homelessness, eviction, tenancy problems
  • Consumer – problems with fuel bills, mobile, disputes with tradespeople
  • Family – divorce, relationship breakdown, powers of attorney

Pre-booked telephone and face-to-face appointments are available with generalist and specialist advisers in Seaford on Mondays and in Newhaven Tuesdays to Thursdays. We look forward to returning to Lewes with face-to-face appointments soon.

We continue to run an extended drop-in advice provision with regular outreach services in Lewes, Seaford, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Chailey & Bishopstone – no appointment necessary. Please see our website:
or call freephone 0808 278 7892 for the full schedule.

Volunteers are at the heart of our charity, we couldn’t deliver our services without them. If you would like to find out more about the range of volunteer roles available, including advisers, trustees, marketing, and more, please contact us via our website
or email

We have also extended our drop-in advice provision with new outreach services – no appointment necessary:

    • Bishopstone Station – First Monday of the month 12-2pm (term-time only)
    • Denton Island Community Centre  – Mondays (except first of the month)11-1.30pm (term-time only)
    • Telscombe Civic Centre – Last Tuesday of the month 10.30am – 12.30am
    • Peacehaven Community Supermarket – Thursdays 11-1.30pm (term-time only)
    • Seahaven Storehouse Foodbank – Thursdays 12-2pm for information and assist with referrals to the foodbank.
    • Newhaven Baptist Church – 9.30-12 (term-time only)

Read the latest advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau:

CAB March24

CAB Feb24 on damp problems

CAB Jan24

CAB Dec 23

CAB on energy bills, Nov23

CAB on buying used cars

CAB Training and Volunteering Aug 23

CAB July23

CAB June23

CAB May 23

CAB April23

CAB Comms March 23

CAB Feb23

Volunteering opportunities with CAB

CAB Jan 23

CAB Dec 22

CAB October 22

CAB Sept 22

CAB cost of living advice

CAB July

CAB May22

CAB April

CAB March 2022


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