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Address Tangier Buildings, Gregg's Lane, Whitehaven, CA28 7UH
Phone number 01946 693321

A stairlift is available to our offices which are situated on the first floor of Tangier Buildings

Whitehaven CAB from the outside

Opening Hours


Our generalist advisers can provide advice on many issues including debt, welfare benefits, employment, housing and consumer issues.


Our opening times are as follows:



Drop in session


10.00 am - 1.00pm



Drop in session


10.00am - 1.00pm



Specialist adviser appointments only




Drop in session


10.00am - 1.00pm



Specialist adviser appointments only





Telephone advice is available on 03444 111 444 Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.


The bureau operates a 'Gateway' system whereby each client will receive a short diagnostic interview on arrival.

The result of that interview will be either:

  • Where the enquiry is straightforward, information/advice is provided immediately


  • Referral by appointment (generally later the same day) to our generalist advice team


  • For certain cases, referral by appointment to our specialist team


In addition to the sessions available at the Whitehaven office, we also have 'drop in' outreach services at the following locations:

Egremont De Lucy Centre, St Peter's Hall Woodhouse and Distington Community Centre - there are all appointment only, to book please call the Bureau on 01946 693321.


Cleator Moor:

Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm at the Town Hall. This outreach is drop in only, but only the first four clients will be seen.



Attending an open session

In order to assist your adviser during your interview we would ask that you bring as much information relating to your enquiry as you can. For example if you require assistance with your debts please bring details of all your creditors, proof of your income (i.e. wage slips or benefit entitlement) and bank statements. If you are unsure which documents you need to bring with you please telephone the office before attending an open session where we will be happy to assist you.


The bureau has a Macmillan Welfare Benefits Adviser who provides advice to people affected by cancer. We can assist you in identifying any entitlement to benefits, help with the completion of benefit applications and can provide assistance on other issues. Our adviser covers the whole of Copeland and referrals to the service can be made via GPs, Macmillan nurses, healthcare professionals or self referral. Please contact the bureau for further information.