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Focus Newsletter – Winter 2018/19

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Year ends on all-time high for Citizens Advice Westminster New wiser money project for Westminster residents Money talks around Westminster  Our Wiser Money team had a busy end to 2018, with their “Talk Money” sessions taking place around Westminster, including the Talk Money Conference with Martin Lewis! Shaping up for the future – building community […]

Campaigns role leads to new career opportunity

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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 […]

Money talks around Westminster

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The Financial Capability team at Citizens Advice Westminster ended 2018 with their busiest two months ever, “Talking Money” at various events around the borough. During the national #TalkMoney week, they held events at two locations for the benefit of the general public: the Beethoven Centre on 12 November and Church Street Library on 14 November.  […]

Still feeling the heat

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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