Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies sponsored a Citizens Advice Cymru event in the Senedd as the organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary.
Citizens Advice was formed the day after the outbreak of World War II, and initially helped people deal with the impacts of war, and the huge changes it brought to their daily lives.
While the problems that people bring to Citizens Advice have changed over time, demand for the service has only increased. Last year, Citizens Advice Cymru helped nearly 15,000 people across Bridgend and RCT. Universal Credit, the Personal Independence Payment and council tax debt were the three most frequently seen issues, but the service helps people with everything from housing problems, to unmanageable debt through to discrimination at work and more.
Huw Irranca-Davies AM said: “Access to good advice is vital for everyone. Citizens Advice Cymru perform a crucial role for people across Wales, providing free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
I know how important our local Citizens Advice services are to constituents in Ogmore and I look forward to continuing to work with them to provide services to people who need it most”.