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IMPORTANT and USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Free Debt Advice and Free Debt Counselling

CCCS (Consumer Credit Counselling Service) is a registered charity offering free, confidential advice and support to anyone in the UK who is worried about debt.

For online debt counselling which is tailored to your individual circumstances try their Debt Remedy service now. 

Alternatively you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 138 1111 to speak to a Debt Counsellor.

The process will take about 20 minutes, you don't have to provide your name and it's totally free. 


 

GAS SAFE AND CORGI

Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI gas register in Great Britain and the Isle of Man on the 1st April, 2009

There is only one gas safety register that you need to use. Look for the yellow Gas Safe Register triangle not the orange CORGI registration badge.

Anyone carrying out work on gas must be registered with Gas Safe Register. If not, they are breaking the law and putting you and your family at risk.

Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to install gas appliances, boilers, hobs, ovens or fires in your home or workplace.

You must only use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any type of gas work, including installation, maintenance and servicing.

Detailed information such as to find a registered business, check and engineer or to report and illegal tradesman.

N.B. Channel Islands and Northern Ireland are not covered by this ruling.


 

FLUELESS FIRES

Flueless fires are becoming ever more popular, however, it is not widely known that flueless fires are not suitable to be used as the only source of heating.

Flueless fires should only be used as a secondary heat source in conjunction with another form of heating such as radiators, underfloor etc. 


 

ACTION TO TAKE IF YOU ARE ARRESTED

Tony Lowery, a voluntary advisor to many groups, has sent in this useful information on what action to take if you are every arrested.

 

My advice to anyone who finds they are arrested for whatever reason is:-

1. Never, never ever talk to police without a solicitor, regardless of what pressures are put on you to do so and of how innocent you see yourself.

2. Eventually get the services of a solicitor who specialises in the charges made against you, preferably from outside the area you are arrested in. 

3. Use the internet to search for and get the  help and advice from the support services that are on offer.

Don't become a statistic of our compensation culture where false allegations fuelled by greed, damage rightful claims by those who have been genuinely hurt/damaged.


INTRODUCING “ICE” which stands for “in case of emergency”. The idea is that in your mobile phone contact list, you create a new entry called ICE. You then insert a telephone number for the person you would want the emergency services to contact in the event of an emergency. You could in fact have say “ICE 1” for your next of kin, “ICE2” for another family member in event that next of kin was not available etc.

In the event of an emergency, say where you are rendered unconscious and emergency services are in attendance and need to contact your next of kin, they recover your mobile phone and immediately search under your contacts for your “ICE” contact. This procedure is now widely used amongst all emergency services and is an easy way for them to identify your next of kin should they consider that necessary.

Brought to our attention by Mr. Richard Jones


 

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