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Focus Newsletter – Spring 2019

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Welcome to our first Focus newsletter for 2019 at the start of what will be a memorable year for Citizens Advice Westminster. In September we will celebrate our 80th anniversary and we will mark this unique anniversary later in the year.  We will celebrate that we are continuing to support residents of Westminster with their […]

Donate on-line and it won’t cost you a penny!

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The advent of digital fundraising is a great opportunity for small charities like Citizens Advice Westminster to raise funds without the need for dedicated and expensive resources. We are registered with a number of sites that make it very easy for you to participate so we can earn money every time you make a purchase […]

Financial literacy workshops boost confidence

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With the launch of our extended  Money Advice Project in January 2019 funded by the Money and Pensions Service, Citizens Advice Westminster has been delivering debt advice and financial literacy skills’ workshops to local residents.  The aim is to educate and up-skill clients to better understand and manage their income and make better informed decisions […]

Welcome two new trustees

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Citizens Advice Westminster is delighted to welcome two new trustees to the Trustee Board. Dr Ksenia Zheltoukhova is Director of Research Operations at Nesta, the innovation foundation, and was previously Head of Research and Thought Leadership at the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.  She also spent three years at the Work Foundation, carrying out research […]

London Rotary Club supports Foodbank Advice Project

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Citizens Advice Westminster is the very grateful recipient of a donation of £500 from The London Rotary Club. The Club ran an event last year and raised the funds to support our foodbank project.  CEO Shirley Springer and Chair of the Trustee Board Dee Conaghan attended the Rotary Club luncheon in March where they were […]

Bridging the digital divide

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Universal Credit is one of the top issues presented by our clients since its introduction in Westminster last June, with almost 1400 hundred applicants supported to make their application last year and 665 since April this year. Our Help to Claim service assists clients in the early stages of their claim through to the first payment. It is […]

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 […]

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