Quids for Kids

The Quids for Kids project helps hundreds of families with children who have additional needs, care leavers, young homeless people and foster parents.

Thanks to our specialist advisers, millions of pounds of unclaimed benefits are now helping families manage the extra financial demands they experience. In the 12 months to 31 March 2017 we achieved total financial gains for our clients of over £2.4 million. However, we know that many families in the circumstances we work with still do not claim the benefits they are entitled to.

If this is you, perhaps we can help. Find out more about Quids for Kids, or you can go directly to our referral form .


Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. Citizens Advice Devon are working in partnership with Healthwatch Devon to provide locally based information, advice and signposting services. If you wish to speak to someone face-to-face about your health or social care experience, you can contact your local Citizens Advice  Service and ask to speak to a Healthwatch Champion in your area. Please be aware that the Healthwatch champions only work 1 day a week in each district so it may take up to 10 days for someone to contact you.

Read more about the Healthwatch Devon project  

Devon Advice Service for Working Age Carers

DASWAC is a phone-only service, covering all the Devon County Council funded areas of Devon.

The service can give carers (aged 18 to pension credit age) a free benefit check, which will look at whether you would be better off working, and how starting work or changing your hours would affect your income and benefits. 

Help is available to complete new benefit applications and also to challenge benefit decisions excluding Social Security Tribunal representation. To use this service contact Devon Carers for a carers needs assessment on 08456 434435.

Victim Care Unit

The Victim Care unit of the office of police and crime commissioner has been in place since April 1st 2015.

The Victim Care Unit offers a service for victims of crime in Devon and Cornwall and the isles of Scilly. The police based victim care unit works with a network of support service providers; Citizens Advice Devon is part of the network of service providers.Please see their website for further details: victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk 

Pension Wise - Help with your pension

Do you have a defined contribution pension? If you’re aged over 50, our Pension Wise service can help you understand your options.

Free appointments are available in various locations in Devon. 

The national Citizens Advice website has a useful guide to help you get ready for your Pension Wise appointment  .  You can also Book an appointment at Pension wise 

Other local projects

Follow the links below to see current local office projects: