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Help! I’ve lost my passport!

Going abroad for a holiday used to be a purely summer treat. However with lower airfares and more choice of airlines, it’s common to pop abroad even just for a weekend. No matter how long the trip is, there is one common factor in all of this – your passport. But with over 400,000 passports […]

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Child Disability Payment

Are you a carer for a child with a disability in Scotland? If so, you may be eligible for support via the first new Scottish disability benefit, the Child Disability Payment. And this new payment is due to launch nationally on 22 November 2021. Child Disability Payment Social Security Scotland is launching this benefit scheme […]

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8 Tips To Avoiding Christmas Debt

Avoid getting into debt this Christmas Christmas debt is a serious problem in the UK. A third of people in Britain borrow money each year to buy Christmas presents. This is nearly 17 million people. 2.3 million people will miss a regular payment of rent, electricity or another vital service in order to pay for […]

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5 Steps To Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing Self Help Steps Did you know that we have a specialist team of mental wellbeing experts here at East Dunbartonshire CAB? So, if you are struggling with your personal wellbeing and need help, simply speak to your doctor and request a GP referral to our services. But in the meantime, we are here, […]

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Depression Advice

Getting help with depression Depression is a mental health problem that affects one in ten people over their lives in Scotland. It is common, and not a problem to be ashamed about. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available, online and in-person, to help with depression.  What is depression? Many people think that depression is […]