News and Updates

HP Laptop Battery Recall

Publication date: 20th March 2019

Hewlett Packard (HP) are recalling 78500 laptops due to the danger of a battery overheating and presenting a fire risk. You may be at risk if you have a ProBook, ZBook, x360, Pavillion, ENVY, HP 11 or Mobile Thin Client model.  HP will...

Paid Jobs - Join Us

Publication date: 1st March 2019

CARF is currently looking to fill 6 varied posts in Fife's leading advice service. As a premier employer within the non profit sector, we offer a wonderful environment in which to make a difference to our client's lives.  In retur...

Ofcom Introduces New Code of Practice Guaranteeing Broadband Speeds

Publication date: 1st March 2019

Ofcom (the UK regulator for communications services) has introduced a new broadband code of practice that requires providers to give better information about speeds to new customers telling them how fast their speed will be before they sign a cont...

Home Energy Scotland

Publication date: 7th February 2019

Home Energy Scotland (HES) have expert advisers who offer free, impartial advice on energy saving, keeping warm at home, renewable energy, greener travel, cutting water waste and more.  Their mission is to help people in Scotland create ...

Christmas Closure Times

Publication date: 20th December 2018

Most of CARF's services will close for the Christmas and New Year holiday.  Details of our closure:  Bureau:  Last Session of 2018:...

In-Work Poverty

Publication date: 11th December 2018

A new report from Citizens Advice Scotland finds that many people working in Scotland are routinely struggling to afford food. ...

Rights of EU Citizens Post Brexit

Publication date: 3rd December 2018

A new guide outlines what is known about the rights of EEA/EU citizens in Scotland now, during the transition period and after Brexit. Many of the details about Brexit are still being worked out and agreed upon but this guide attempts to pu...

Vacancies at CARF

Publication date: 21st November 2018

CARF is pleased to have vacancies for two posts for Financial Health Check Workers. Details of these opportunities can be found on our Job Vacancies page....

Electric Heating Costs Three Times That of Gas

Publication date: 2nd November 2018

11% of Scottish households are using electric heating, which is the most expensive form of domestic fuel – three times as costly as gas. A new report by Citizens Advice Scotland finds that many in this group are on low incomes and unl...

CARF Publishes 2017/18 Annual Report

Publication date: 3rd October 2018

CARF is delighted to have published its Annual Report for 2017/18 as part of the AGM on 2nd October 2018. The report details the work of the organisation in the past year and outlines some of the future plans, many of which relate to improv...