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Martin Fotheringham

Member of the Forum & CEO, Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

What do you do within the organisation?

I have overall responsibility for our advice services ensuring their quality and standards meet our audit requirements with Citizens Advice Scotland. I also have overall responsibility for the development of the CAB service in Renfrewshire building strong partnerships to ensure we are recognised as a leading provider of help, advice & support campaigning on the social policy issues that impact on the lives of local people.


Organisation aims/accomplishments & which communities your organisation is empowering

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau is a local, independent, human rights focused charity which provides free, impartial and confidential advice and information to give local people the tools they need to resolve any issues or problems. We’re at the heart of the community and offer a range of services including advice and support on benefits, consumer, debt, employment, energy, housing, family, finance including legal support and representation.

We work for a fairer Renfrewshire where people are empowered and are able to access their rights fully to play a full part in society.


How can people connect with your organisation?

Call us on 0141 889 2121

Connect with us at https://twitter.com/RenfrewshireCAB

at https://www.facebook.com/RenfrewshireCitizensAdviceBureau

or at https://www.renfrewshirecab.org.uk/


Who are you outside work?

Before joining Renfrewshire CAB, I completed 30 years in policing serving with Hampshire, Tayside and Police Scotland.  I served in a number of senior roles within specialist departments including command and control and in community policing roles in Tayside & Forth Valley.  I ended my police service as the Superintendent responsible for partnership, performance and service delivery across the areas of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.

I firmly believe in the power of teamwork and I’ve worked hard to develop a collaborative and supportive culture since joining Renfrewshire CAB.

Martin Fotheringham
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