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Citizens Advice Colchester is a charity offering information and advice to the residents of Colchester. We were known untill 2016 as the Colchester CAB or Colchester Citizens Advice Bureau. 

We were established in 1939 to provide advice and educate the public about their legal rights. We have been committed to this for 78 years and will continue for many more. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who run the service, supported by paid staff. 

Citizens Advice nationally was awarded the Charity of the Year in 2015 by the Charity Times Awards. We are very proud to have contributed to this award and believe it shows the value of the work we do. To read more on this, click here

We follow the aim of Citizens Advice to provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice or information for the benefit of Colchester residents. To read more, our Aims and Principles page explains in greater detail.

We also provide research and campaigns for Colchester. This is our way of fighting injustice and contributing to making Colchester a fairer place to live. To see the work we have done, or are currently investigating, take a look at our Research and campaigns Page. 

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Mar 14, 2017

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Citizens Advice Colchester

Blackburn House, 32 Crouch Street, Colchester, CO3 3HH

Telephone: 0344 477 0808

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