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Still feeling the heat

Shirley Springer, Chief Executive

The high summer temperatures have now dropped but many of our clients are still feeling the heat – but this time from the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) across a number of wards in Westminster.   We are monitoring the impact of the roll-out and how clients are coping with the new processes. Our adviser […]

Practical support for clients at launch of Universal Credit

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Universal Credit (UC) was launched in a number of wards in Westminster on 20 June and Citizens Advice Westminster has been monitoring the impact of the roll-out and supporting residents who need to register under the new system to receive their benefits. November will see the completion of the roll-out in Harlesden, NW6, W9, and […]

Navigating the money management maze

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It’s never too early to learn how to manage your money wisely to prevent financial difficulties from hitting you later in life. That was the message for a group of thirty-nine 15-17 year olds at a workshop at Westminster Reference Library on 10 August, where Citizens Advice Westminster’s Financial Capability team addressed the topic of […]

Struggling to pay your water bill?

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Are you finding it difficult to pay your water bill?   If so you may be eligible for support from one of Thames Water’s schemes or funds. Check out the Thames Water site to see what is available from their WaterSure or Customer Assistance Fund: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/My-Account/Billing-and-payment/Help-paying-your-bill/WaterSure-scheme If you need to speak to someone about your financial […]

Well-being project delivers multiple benefits for both patients and GPs

Citizens Advice Westminster is one of a number of agencies delivering the “Self-Care Social Prescribing project” * which is now in its third year. This year we have supported around 125 patients who were referred by local GPs to our information and advice services for help with their non-medical health and well-being issues. As one of the […]

Another busy year for our Licensing Advice Project

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Another busy year for our Licensing Advice Project which has been supporting residents in their issues with licensing, gambling and “sexual entertainment venue” applications since 2005. Specialist licensing solicitor Richard Brown explains: “There were 138 new enquiries opened. We represented residents at 63 hearings, made written submissions in advance of 3 hearings which we were […]

Celebrating our fantastic volunteers

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Volunteering provides an opportunity to use your skills across a wide range of activities from community fundraising and policy and campaigns work to speaking to clients on our Adviceline and drop-in gateway services to assess their needs and ensure they get the best possible free, independent and expert advice. Look at what our volunteers say […]

Annual General Meeting 2018

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Citizens Advice Westminster Annual General Meeting  All Welcome Date: Tuesday 13th November 2018 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Portcullis House, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA If you would like to join us for our AGM, please contact us as below to receive your confirmation ticket**: Email: sitalgohil@westminstercab.org.uk Telephone: 020 7706 6010 **Please note that […]

Exciting new job vacancies

We are excited to introduce a number of job vacancies here at Citizens Advice Westminster.   Want to join our team and make a real difference to the local community in Westminster?    Housing Advocacy Caseworker Adviser/Caseworker (BSL) Adviser/Family Support Caseworker Benefits Advocacy Caseworker Performance Quality Manager The closing date for these posts is on Friday 5th […]

We are looking for new Trustees to join our board

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At present, Citizens Advice Westminster is looking for skilled Trustees for the following roles to join our board. We are looking for: Trustee: Human Resources Committee (x 2) Trustee: Fundraising Committee (x1) Trustee: Fundraising Committee – Research and Campaigns Lead (x1) Trustee: Service Delivery Committee (x1) Company Secretary Interested?  Find out more here.      […]

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