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Focus Newsletter – Spring 2019


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!


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 […]

“Every little helps…“

Tesco Bags of help

Citizens Advice Westminster has scooped second place in the Tesco Bags of Help Community Grants scheme, through the Groundworks project, securing a grant of £2,000.  The money is raised by Tesco from the sale of plastic carrier bags and is used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects that […]

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


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 […]

It’s Volunteers’ Week 2019!


It’s Volunteers’ Week and Citizens Advice Westminster are joining in with this national celebration to thank our volunteers for the tremendous contribution they make to our work.   This year is our 80th anniversary as the service was started on 4 September 1939 – the day after the beginning of World War II. As part […]

Are you ready to walk the Legal Walk for us?

  The  2019 London@legalwalk will take place on Monday 17th June 2019. Over 6,000 walkers are already signed up and ready to take on the 10k challenge for #accesstojustice. As always, Citizens Advice Westminster will be taking part  in this  year’s event which is an important fundraising opportunity for the bureau. Last year our team raised over […]

Spring clean your finances this April!

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April Price Rises!  Price rises are on the horizon… act now and save £££££!  As we gingerly spring into Spring 2019, it’s time to put some spring into your finances!  Note some of the important price rises from 1st April 2019.  You can take action right now to save £££££’s! Energy prices will rise by […]

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