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Coventry Citizens Advice Bureau
Kirby House
Little Park Street

Opening Times

Drop-In Sessions

From 9.30am* Monday to Friday
* The length of daily drop-in sessions is dependent upon demand

Top Tips to Avoid a
Christmas Debt Hangover 


◊  Plan early for Christmas

Be realistic and budget accordingly. Work out how much you are going to spend on each person – and stick to it. Manage expectations as to what you or Santa can give.


◊  Don’t forget the everyday bills

Remember that rent, the mortgage, utility bills, food bills and other existing debts still have to be paid – and the consequences can be severe if they’re not. Even though it’s Christmas, get your priorities right.


◊  Don’t bank on an overdraft

If you do need more money, don’t just run up an overdraft without talking to your bank first – it will work out much more expensive.


◊  Don’t take out a pay day loan or use a loan shark

If you can’t afford the short term repayment this could term into a long term debt that may spiral out of control


◊  Keep things simple

If you can afford to pay for your goods outright by cash, cheque, or debit card, don’t be persuaded to take out extended credit agreements unless they really do work out cheaper.


◊  Shop around

Try as many different places as possible to find the best price. Buy what you want and not what other people say you need. Be wary of extended warranties; the cost of a repair could be less than the cost of the warranty.

Healthwatch Coventry is the local, independent champion for health and social care. Providing:

  • Information for the public about services;
  • Help in making a NHS complaint; 
  • Gathering feedback and funnelling local voices to those who run and plan services

Go to the Healthwatch Coventry Website

Online Services

Self-help information is available at, which is the public information service of Citizens Advice. It provides CAB information on your rights, including debt, benefits, housing, consumer and legal issues.


Introducing advice buddy our new online tool created from our most frequently asked questions and designed to help you find the right advice when you need it.

If advice buddy can't directly solve your query, you can also use it to email your enquiry to the bureau. 

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Welcome to our website

If you are looking to obtain advice, or are trying to find out where you can get help, just by visiting this website you have taken the first step in seeking expert, impartial, confidential and free advice.

There are a number of ways one of our trained CAB advisers can help you resolve your problem. Our advisers don't tell you what to do, but we will explain your options and possible outcomes of different courses of action.

As with all Citizens Advice Bureaux, our advice is free, independent, impartial and confidential

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Bureau Services

Click below for more information about the various services offered by Coventry CAB



    The Big Difference Fund    


How to Heat Your Home and Save Money

Find out how it's now even easier for you to get free help from your own energy supplier through ECO

Free Loft Insulation

Free Cavity Wall Insulation

Free Boiler

Ring the number below for an assessment

0800 294 3062

or click the link below to check your eligibility online

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Contact Us

You can access the advice services at Coventry CAB in a number of ways.

Click on the link below for more details

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(Children & Young Persons' Project)
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to see if your local school offers a CAB Information Service

Under-Occupancy Calculator

Find out if you are likely to be affected by the changes in the housing benefit rules

Under-Occupancy Calculator

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