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Community Advice Ards and North Down is a Registered Charity

The demand for our services in Ards and North Down is increasing, and it is likely to continue to do so. Our clients face increasingly complex problems due to the effects of benefit changes, the effects of Welfare Reform, squeezing of household budgets and reductions in working hours during the current economic crisis.

This is making our work more complex and more vital than ever.

Community Advice Ards and North Down is a charity - that's why we desperately need your support.

As an independent charity we rely on the support of members of the public - people like you...

CAAND helps people in Ards and North Down solve problems...

We help people resolve their consumer, legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. We help people by providing a benefits check and then if necessary we assist with form filling.

As a whole Community Advice is the largest advice charity in Northern Ireland working against poverty. In the past year, our offices handled over 283,000 enquiries and dealt with 89,000 clients directly. In the same period, 136,000 people used our online self-help website service accessing over one million information items relating to Northern Ireland law, practice and services.

Our service has unmatched brand awareness - 98% of people here are aware of Community Advice. One in three adults living in a low income household has used a Community Advice in the last three years (IpsosMORI, June 2011).

The service is delivered through an unrivaled network of outlets throughout Northern Ireland.

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Other ways to donate...

Leave a legacy in your will

A gift in your will is an investment in the future

Ards and North Downs advice services are more in demand today than ever before, and as we move into the future that demand looks set to grow even further. Any gift, however small, will help to ensure that we are still here for your family and friends, and their children and grandchildren.

Your will...

Every adult should have a will, regardless of their age, income or wealth - it is the only way of ensuring your wishes are met after your death. Not making a will can cause real administrative and legal complications for your loved ones at a very difficult time.

In making a will, naturally your first priority has to be taking care of your family and loved ones.

If you don't have a will, having one written is a lot easier than you think.

If you already have a will, changing it to include a gift to Community Advice Ards and North Down is very straightforward.

Need more information? We have answered some frequently asked questions below.

Your gift...

Gifts left to charities in wills - usually known as legacies - don't need to be large. Even a small percentage of your estate, left as a gift, can make a big difference.

Community Advice Ards and North Down is a charity - that's why we desperately need your support. As an independent charity, we rely on the support of members of the public - people like you.

None of us can predict what problems our families and friends - and their children and grandchildren - may face in the future. They might have money difficulties, a relationship breakdown or ill health. They might have a disability, face an employment dispute or become a victim of discrimination. We are determined to make sure that whatever problems they face in the future, they don't have to face them alone. You can help us to achieve that aim today.

Leaving a gift to Community Advice Ards and North Down benefits you, your family and the whole community.

How we will use your donation...

Gifts left in wills help in many of ways:

  • you may choose to have your gift used by Community Advice Ards and North Down to build up the general service in Ards and North Down
  • you may prefer to define the area in which your gift is used, Ards, Bangor or Holywood

Whichever you choose, you can be assured that your gift will make a real difference to people's lives, to the building of healthier communities, and a fairer society.

If you would like to talk to someone about leaving a legacy to Community Advice Ards and North Down, please contact your solicitor, or

Community Advice Ards and North Down

028 9131 0560

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