Charities to aid military service

Three major charities are combining efforts to promote a new financial advice service aimed at serving and ex-serving military personnel.

Charities to aid military service

The Royal British Legion (RBL), Citizens Advice (CA) and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund are collaborating to launch the Benefits and Money Advice Service.

A recent survey of RBL beneficiaries and staff found that a fully holistic benefits advice, claims and debt red­uctions service was required.

The three-year partnership is being rolled out this month across 18 Citizens Advice Bureaux in England and Wales, with a view to exp­anding this to 20 in 2008.

The service is being promoted in-house by the three organisations, with regional launch events in early 2008.

Citizens Advice press and public affairs manager Faye Jordan said: ‘The important thing is capturing the journalists’ imagination, getting them to look at the people behind the story.’

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