80 Years of Advice in the Community

80 Years of Advice in the Community

14th December 2022

Today marks 80 years of Motherwell & Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau 


80 years of serving our community, beginning on December the 14th of 1942 right up until today. To celebrate we have taken CAB on the road to bring advice closer to our different localities. CAB started off as a mobile advice service in many aspects, with horse boxes being used to travel and give out advice, so it seemed fitting to follow in this tradition.

The charity at the heart of the local community, delivering free, confidential, empowering advice services to the local community since 1942.

When the CAB first opened its doors, it was the only CAB in the whole of Lanarkshire. Today there are also CABs in Airdrie, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Bellshill and Hamilton – all of which were set up to emulate the model that Motherwell CAB had established.

Motherwell & Wishaw CAB Chief Executive Officer Kinga Kosakowska said,

“80 years is a terrific milestone, and I’m so proud of all of the existing and former staff and volunteers – without their incredible commitment we would not have been able to achieve all the outstanding outcomes and would not have made a lasting impact in the local community. We improved clients’ financial position by £57 million, rescheduled £88 million of unaffordable debt and dealt with nearly 1 million enquiries during these times.  We’re conscious that the cost of living crisis is really hitting people hard at the moment, and we wish to remind people we are here to help.


We are proud to serve our community and intend to do so for many more years!


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