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Barking and Dagenham Citizens Advice Bureau

The charity saved £3,500 with Make It Cheaper - and spent that money helping an intern kickstart their career. Find out how you can do something similarly amazing.

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The Barking & Dagenham Citizens Advice Bureau is a registered charity that provides vital support to local people on issues such as housing, welfare and employment.

Looking for ways to save some money for the organisation, their Service Manager contacted Make It Cheaper to see how we could help with their gas and electricity bills.

After a short conversation with an expert, one of our experts renewed the charity with its existing supplier in a deal that saved the Bureau a massive £3,500!

We think that's pretty impressive - but what's amazing is how the charity spent that money. Rather than sit back and relax, they used the savings to hire a part-time member of staff for six weeks, giving someone the opportunity to gain valuable work experience - plus a bit of extra cash.

"Getting someone to come in meant we were able to see an extra nine clients a week and provide them with better customer service," said a spokesperson for the charity.

"The part-time staff member received paid work experience which they have put on their CV, as well as a reference from us which will help them get a permanent job in the future."

So there we have it - the savings the organisation made after speaking to us not only helped kick start a career, but also meant that more residents of Barking and Dagenham could access the support they needed. How's that for amazing?

Want to start your own journey to something amazing? Call us today on 0800 035 3817 to find out how much we could save you.

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