Many locals provided examples of how they use Citizens Advice Cornwall and the positive impact the service has had on them.
Cornwall Council is set to decide on the funding it offers to the service next year.
Citizens Advice Exeter is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people across Exeter from being conned online.
Charities are increasingly being called upon to help families desperate for help.
A charity in Exeter is warning the amount of debt facing its clients has risen by almost £3,000 this year.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau says the average amount of urgent debt owed is more than £6,000 for expenses such as mortgages, rent and council tax.
The charity is calling for more Government support with benefits and help to buy or rent property.