CARF Supports 890 of Fife's Military Heroes

Date published: 28th February 2017

Citizen’s Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) has played a key role in offering vital support to armed forces personnel across Fife. The charity has helped 890 service personnel and families since it began working on the Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) in 2010. 

ASAP is run by Scotland’s Citizens Advice Bureaux network with the support of PoppyScotland and other military charities. It is a ‘one-stop shop’ offering free support to both current and former military personnel on a range of issues. 

The Fife project provided over 5500 areas of advice on a range of issues, including benefits, debt, housing, employment, finances and health. 

One of the main ways that we can quantify the impact of our advice is by measuring the resulting financial benefits for our clients. This includes money gained by accessing benefits people are entitled to, and money saved by effectively managing debt. We obtained more than £850,000 in financial gain for residents in Fife since 2010. 

CARF is pleased with the outcomes achieved for clients in Fife through the Armed Services Advice Project and with continuous funding we can ensure vital advice is provided to the Forces community. 

Client statements:

“The support I received from the ASAP adviser has been outstanding and exceeded any expectations I had regarding this service.”

“Very professional and extremely useful. I would urge all service veterans to use.”

“This service is invaluable, I don't know what I would have done without their help.”

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