Face to Face Advice

Please note:

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we are currently running a reduced face to face service.


At Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton, we provide both general and specialist advice services. As part of the Citizens Advice network, we have access to a unique and up to date information system enabling us to give advice on nearly all issues. 
The advice we give is free, confidential, impartial and independent – and we always have your best interests in mind.

Our face to face drop-in (no appointment needed) sessions can be busy, so please be patient. Our current drop-in timetable/ provision is below (subject to change). Please visit these pages if you’d like to access the service in another way; telephone advice, video advice or self help.

In-Person Drop-in


Day Time Advice Area Where
Monday 10.00am – 3.00pm Housing, Money Advice, Benefits & Immigration advice 1st Floor, St Johns House, The Rock, Bury, BL9 0ND
Tuesday 10.00am – 3.00pm Housing, Money Advice, Benefits, Community Care & Immigration advice 26-28 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, BL1 1LF
Wednesday Video drop-in only – 1pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 10.00am – 3.00pm Housing, Money Advice, Benefits, Community Care & Immigration advice 26-28 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, BL1 1LF
Friday Freephone Adviceline only – 10:00am – 4.00pm

What you can expect when you attend drop-in:

The team at reception will greet you. You will be asked to complete a form, briefly explaining why you have attended. We’ll ask you to take a seat and wait for your allocated number to be called. Due to confidentiality, we do not call names out in the waiting area. 

Advisers do not tell you what to do.  They will explain your options and the possible outcomes of different courses of action. This information will help you to make a decision and act upon it. The team will:

Interview you to find out about your problem. We will ask you questions, so we know how to support you fully. 

  • Explain what you need to do next.
  • Arrange for a follow up appointment/ telephone call with a specialist adviser, where required (in line with eligibility criteria).
  • Check your benefit entitlement to make sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to.

To help us to help you, it is important to bring as much information as possible relating to your enquiry. We may not always need to see everything, but the following may be useful:

  • Letters
  • Dates
  • Contracts
  • Agreements
  • Receipts
  • Correspondence
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