Citizens Advice Stockport’s advisers provide generalist advice to thousands of people every year in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. Our advisers also provide specialist debt advice.
The advice we give is independent, free, confidential and impartial. The evidence of our clients experiences may also be used to campaign for positive social and policy change.
The Citizens Advice Bureau service was originally founded in Stockport in 1939 however the current Stockport District CAB was formed in 1999 by the merger of Stockport CAB and Marple CAB.
Citizens Advice Stockport is an independent charity governed through a Trustee Board made up of local people. The service currently has around eighty active volunteers. Our volunteers provide the bulk of our advice to clients.
As a member of Citizens Advice we subscribe to the its service aims:
- To provide the advice people need for the problems they face
- To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives
Citizens Advice Stockport provides a generalist advice service for Stockport people.
The drop-in advice service is available five days a week at Stockport, Cheadle & Marple:
Citizens Advice Stockport drop-in opening times are Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 4;30pm, Friday 9.30 – 4pm – Fred Perry House, Edward Street, Stockport. SK1 3XE – map
Citizens Advice Stockport in Marple drop-in opening times are Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 3.30pm – Hollins House, Memorial Park, Marple. SK6 6BA – map
Citizens Advice Stockport in Cheadle drop-in opening times are Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 3.30pm – Cheadle Library, Ashfield Road, Cheadle. SK8 1BB – map
Phone 0844 826 9800 for access to advice by telephone.
The service is available from 2.00pm-7.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 2.00pm-4.00pm on Friday. An out-of-hours service provides automated access to basic information and advice.
Our service is built on the contribution of volunteers, working at our three sites in Stockport, Cheadle and Marple.
Volunteers give a minimum of one day a week, Monday to Friday. Volunteers can train to become Advisers, Gateway Assessors, Information Assessors and/or Receptionists. Volunteers can also play other roles. Administrative volunteers support local bureau operations.
Expenses are paid for travel. Some costs of childcare or care for dependants may be met (with funding provided by the Lloyds TSB Foundation).
Citizens Advice Stockport currently only accept volunteers who are residents in Stockport Metropolitan Borough to volunteer in the Stockport, Cheadle and Marple bureaux.