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Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB)

Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

  • Benefits
  • Consumer Rights
  • Debt & Money
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Law
  • Relationships
  • Tax
  • Work & Employment

Appointments are booked on the day at the Ilfracombe Centre on:
Monday & Tuesday, 10 – 1:30pm



For advice on:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Cyberbullying
  • Bereavement
  • Blue badge application
  • Carers & Disability Benefits
  • Consumer Rights
  • Child Benefit
  • Civil Legal Advice
  • Families
  • Heating & Housing Benefits
  • Income Tax
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pensions
  • Tax Credits


SCOPE Northern Devon Face to Face

Northern Devon Face 2 Face is a free and confidential service, provided by trained parent befrienders, who themselves have experience of parenting a disabled child or child with an additional need. Befrienders provide emotional support to other parents at the time of diagnosis or at times of change or difficulty. They also provide information on services and resources that might assist the parents they are befriending.



Social Services

If you are under 18 and become homeless, you are normally entitled to accommodation from the Social Services department of your local Council. They can also provide financial assistance, help with training, education, and support for personal issues.


The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years is a 12 week course for parents/ carers of children aged between 2 and 8 years old with challenging behaviour. Because parenting is one of the hardest jobs, and yet it is given the least amount of preparation or training. The Incredible Years was designed by the American clinical psychologist, Dr Carolyn Webster Stratton and aimed at parents with young children who are learning to test the limits of their environment, finding out what will be tolerated and what will not.