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New chair for Citizens Advice Westminster’s Trustee Board

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Dee Conaghan has been appointed as the new Chair of Citizens Advice Westminster and took over from Alan Gorringe at the AGM on 16 November.  Alan has served an impressive nine years as Chair and was congratulated by the meeting for his commitment and valuable contribution to the Westminster bureau. Dee has had a long […]

Cut your energy costs this winter: check our top tips!

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Top tips to save energy costs and how to switch and save Westminster residents are the second least likely in the country to switch energy provider and save money. Are you one of them ? If so we run regular workshops to help you do this but we also provide guidance and information on how […]

Passport to financial well-being

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Money management was on the agenda at a well-being fair at Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) as part of Citizens Advice’s mission to highlight the importance of financial education. Financial Capability team volunteer Fran presented at the fair on 13 November as part of our Financial Capability Week programme 2017. “When I arrived at HMPO […]

New advice service for EU nationals in Westminster

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2017 where we report on what we have been doing during the last quarter of this year. We were delighted to welcome the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Ian Adams, to our AGM on 16 November. Thanks to the generosity of Herbert Smith Freehills, this was held […]

Volunteer award for Patricia

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Patricia Aitzian, who has been a volunteer  with Citizens Advice Westminster for over 2 years, was highly commended in the Westminster Community Awards in July.  The award, which is run in partnership with One Westminster and Groundwork London, recognizes volunteers who improve the lives of others. Patricia explains what motivated her to volunteer with us […]

New service for carers

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 Welcome to the summer issue of Focus.  I hope you have managed to take some time to relax out of the office during the summer months. As we now move into the autumn, I am delighted to announce that we have just launched a new service with our partners the Carers Network. We have been […]

Foodbank use on the increase in Westminster

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Every day thousands of low-income people and families across the UK face hunger, as an unexpected bill or a cash crisis means they have no money for food. As a result, more and more people are turning to foodbanks, according to the latest data from the anti-poverty charity, the Trussell Trust. Between 2016 and March […]

Changing people’s lives

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When people find out I volunteer, they sometimes ask what I gain from it since I’m not getting paid. The answer is simple: there is nothing like the feeling of excitement mixed with nervousness you get before a workshop, because you’re wondering who will be there and what the group dynamic will be like.

Adviceline off to a flying start

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I am very pleased to report that the service, managed between six local Citizens Advice offices across London, is working very successfully. The aim was to expand our ability to deal with more clients by telephone and to ensure that Westminster residents have more opportunities during the week to speak to an assessor over the phone

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