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We walked the Legal Walk!

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Citizens Advice Westminster’s team joined the 2018 London Legal Walk on Monday 21 May.  The group of 13 staff, volunteers and friends  took part in  this annual 10K walk around London. Thank you to this year’s team for all their efforts.  The team consisted of: Amy, Barri, Dee, Gwyneth, Frances, Holly, Liam, Ming, Neha, Rebecca, Sahwi, […]

London Legal Walk 5 days to go!

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We are five days out from the London Legal Walk and we are over half way to our fundraising goal! The London Legal Walk is the largest fundraising event in the Legal Calendar. There are over 10,000 walkers taking on the 10k to raise money for legal services. The team from Citizens Advice Westminster made up of staff, […]

Universal Credit in Westminster

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 Universal Credit will start in Westminster in June. The new system replaces six existing benefits: Check out if you are eligible https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/before-you-apply/Check-if-youre-eligible-for-Universal-Credit/ You can call us for information on 0300 330 1191 (Calls to this service cost the same as calling 01 and 02 numbers.) You can read details of how to apply https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/ You can find […]

Advice for Westminster’s under 25 year olds

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Citizens Advice Westminster is the charity for everyone in Westminster.  Many young people under 25 who suffer a crisis in their life or have debt, nowhere to live or problems with their landlord, do not know where to turn. We have put together a detailed guide with contact details of the very wide range of support agencies […]

Preparing for two major changes

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Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Focus where we report on our key activities over the past quarter.  We are gearing up for two major changes to our work and to the lives of our many clients.  The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25 May means that we have been […]

From volunteer to training supervisor

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Volunteering at Citizens Advice has long been recognised as an effective way to develop new skills and experience and, for many, has been a way into the workforce or to bridge the gap after a career break. Adam Zaki charts his career at Citizens Advice Westminster, where he has progressed from volunteer to Training and […]

Putting it right for a family in crisis

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The knowledge and skills of Citizens Advice Westminster’s money adviser at the North Paddington Foodbank was fully tested when a chance conversation discovered that a recently bereaved client and his two small children were in the middle of a traumatic and tragic family crisis.  Her prompt intervention and persistence meant that she was able to put it right […]

Get ready for June launch of Universal Credit in Westminster

Citizens Advice Westminster is gearing up to provide information and support to clients in the run up and launch of Universal Credit in Westminster in June.    You can call us for more information on 0300 330 1191 (Calls to this service cost the same as calling 01 and 02 numbers.) The new system replaces six existing […]

Supporting the most vulnerable in switch over to Universal Credit

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Supporting the borough’s most vulnerable clients, many of whom have mental health issues, is one of they key objectives of the mental health advisory team at Citizens Advice Westminster.  So it’s no surprise that they are gearing up to make sure that these people are not disadvantaged by the process of switching over to Universal […]

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