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Category: Campaigns

Campaigns role leads to new career opportunity

Rebecca Stacey (pictured left with colleague Ming), who joined the Campaigns team 11 months ago, describes how working at Citizens Advice Westminster has helped develop her skills and experience so that she has now launched her career as a campaigns specialist. Why did you choose Citizens Advice Westminster rather than any other charity? Because I wanted […]

Putting it right for a family in crisis

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 […]

Top Tips for posting letters and parcels this Christmas!

   Tip 1: Plan ahead and save money: If you plan ahead and leave enough time, you can use 2nd class stamps for your Christmas mail saving a minimum of 9p per stamp on a basic card. Tip 2: Take care with money and valuables: Use a cheque rather than sending cash if you need to send […]

5 Top tips to avoid a Christmas debt hangover!

Christmas is a time of giving, but you don’t want to give yourself a headache in the New Year with bills and debts you can’t afford. It’s all too easy to overspend as there are tempting offers and pressures to buy, but you must decide how much you can afford before you start spending. It’s […]

Support us on London Legal Walk 2017

Support us on London Legal Walk 2017 A team from Citizens Advice Westminster made up of staff, volunteers, and their friends and family will be participating in the London Legal Walk on May 22. All funds raised will go directly to supporting the life-changing services that we provide free to the citizens of Westminster. Why […]

Compensation and backdated benefits for vulnerable client

Citizens Advice Westminster has achieved a significant win for a client in its first Putting it Right challenge to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).  After over nine months of stress and anxiety caused by the long drawn-out process and a catalogue of administrative and assessment errors, the client finally received an apology, £100 […]

Do you want to save money? Sign up to our Low-Cost Lunch Challenge

Have you ever stopped to work out how much buying your lunch costs you each week? According to research, the average daily spending on lunch in London ranges between £3.53 and £6.60.This adds up to a whopping £812 to £1,518 for a 46-week working year! Imagine what preparing your lunch at home rather than eating […]

Know your rights before you start your Christmas shopping

Know your rights before you start your Christmas shopping, Citizens Advice Westminster urges Citizens Advice Westminster is reminding residents to go back to retailers if they are sold faulty electrical goods this Christmas. The call comes as part of National Consumer Week (Monday 28th November – Sunday 4 December) which focuses on what people should […]

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