Hundreds of people have banded together to stop the closure of five of Glasgow's Citizens Advice Bureaux. 

Potential funding cuts by Glasgow City Council could see the permanent closure of the locations in Castlemilk, Easterhouse, Parkhead, Bridgeton and Glasgow Central. 

The three remaining CAB would also face funding cuts. 

A petition claims the funding decisions will "devastate our city's poorest and most vulnerable". 

The petition's organisers wrote: "If they disappear it will leave many of our most vulnerable in the city’s deprived areas without access to vital independent, impartial advice on matters such as debt management and welfare benefits, housing, domestic abuse, immigration and asylum, employment issues & tribunals, consumer complaints, and landlord-tenant disputes to name a few.

"The Citizen’s Advice Bureau is an absolute necessity to help thousands of individuals and families across Glasgow and the rest of Scotland."

They add that the bureaux have already been struggling to cope with the demand for their services. 

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With the furlough scheme coming to an end, their services may become even more necessary. 

In less than 24 hours, more than a thousand people voiced support for the petition. 

One supporter wrote: "Advice Bureaux are indispensable at any given time, but in the grip of a global pandemic, they are needed more than ever.

"To defund free access to justice, empowerment, rights, representation and advocacy is not only an attack on working class communities, but an attack on a free and open society."

Another wrote: "This cannot be allowed to happen."

You can view the petition HERE