CDA is managed and staffed mainly by volunteers, from several local churches. We have one part-time employee. There are 13 of us in total. Some work full-time and volunteer in the evenings, some work part-time and use their days off to volunteer, some are purely volunteers. All of our team take part in training and we also have access to a wide network of specialist support agencies.
We come from a variety of backgrounds and have different careers and interests. We have people who work in caring for the elderly, insurance, law, accountancy, charity work, teaching, and architecture or are retired. We have a wide range of interests between us, including sailing, gardening, cooking, music and football.
Crucial links with other organisations
CDA is affiliated to Community Money Advice, who provide training, technical support and a link to the wider community of money advice.
CDA is a member of National Homelessness Advice Service who aim to prevent homelessness and improve housing circumstances by enabling frontline advisers to give accurate and timely advice. We access specialist advice from them.