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Spring is in the Air

Publication date: 9th February 2018

Christmas is a distant memory, it’s no longer dark at 4pm and soon we’ll see snowdrops and crocuses popping up to tell us spring is just around the corner.  This spring at CARF sees the start of another programme of training for a...

Computer, phone, or tablet for Christmas?

Publication date: 17th January 2018

CARF’s IT Manger, Mike Gillan, presents his top tips to help keep you safe online and at no cost. If you got a nice new bit of technology this year, Santa must have thought you’d been good.  Personal...

Universal Credit Launches in Fife

Publication date: 6th December 2017

Universal Credit is a new benefit which replaces means-tested social security benefits and tax credit for working age individuals and families and helps with living costs. It can be paid monthly or fortnightly. If you're claiming benefits a...

Pension Wise Advice from CARF

Publication date: 28th November 2017

It’s fair to say that pension planning is not the most interesting of topics but, according to CARF’s Pension Wise Guidance Specialist, Brian McArthur, its apparent lack of appeal should not put people off discussing it. “...

CARF: Then and Now

Publication date: 17th November 2017

1991 was the year the Soviet Union ceased to exist; Feddie Mercury of rock group Queen died, Silence of the Lambs was in the cinema and Michael Stich beat Boris Becker in the 105th Wimbledon Men’s final.  It was also the year that June ...

Christmas and New Year Closure

Publication date: 21st December 2017

All CARF's telephone advice service and offices will close on Friday 22 December at 2 pm. We reopen as normal on Wednesday 3 January 2018. While we're closed you can access self help advice on our ...

Wise 2 Welfare: A Day in the Life of a Financial Inclusion Caseworker

Publication date: 16th November 2017

Wise 2 Welfare – The Welfare Reform presents many challenges. Part of the Fife Advice Partnership, Wise 2 Welfare (W2W) provides help and support to those experiencing issues relating to the Welfare Reform. We deliver a coordinated advice se...

CARF Returns to School!

Publication date: 24th October 2017

Due to a training event, all CARF frontline services are closed on Wednesday 25 October.  You can still access self help advice on our website. We reopen ...

Annual Report Available Now!

Publication date: 25th September 2017

Following a hugely successful Open Event on 22nd September, CARF are proud to publish the 2016-17 Annual Report. The report details the activity that the organisation has undertaken throughout the year, and also details plans for the future...

The End of the Round Pound

Publication date: 13th August 2017

The new 12 sided £1 coin was launched in May and from 15th October this year the round £1 coins will cease to be legal tender. Banks have confirmed that they will accept the round £1 coins after this date for their own cus...