Citizen's Advice Bureau staff win award
Staff at the borough's citizens advice bureau have been awarded for their efforts.
Workers in the Sutton Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) , in St Nicholas Way, scooped the social policy award during a national conference last week.
They were recognised for raising issues of welfare benefits and legal aid throughout the past year.
In the past year the Sutton branch has been visited by 8,200 clients, a raise of more than 100 from the previous year.
Welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment and family problems are the top five issues clients have arrived to discuss in the past 12 months.
Steve Triner, chief executive of Sutton Borough CAB said: "We are delighted to win this award. It is especially pleasing to be recognised by our peers for the work we do."
Councillor Simon Wales, lead councillor for finance, assets and the voluntary sector said: "Sutton CAB provides a valuable service for the community and we are pleased that their good work has been recognised.
"Sutton Council is proud of its record of working closely with voluntary groups and Citizens Advice is just one of the many excellent resources available to residents."
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