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January 31st busiest day for debt advice


  Today, the last day of January, is usually the busiest day of the year for people seeking help with their debts, according to Citizens Advice Westminster. Analysis of national data from the past 12 months reveals that on 31 January 2018 the Citizens Advice network helped 2,800 people face to face, on the phone […]

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 […]

Year ends on all-time high for Citizens Advice Westminster


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As we move into the new year 2019,  I can reflect that Citizens Advice Westminster ended 2018 on an all-time high. We willl also mark our 80th year of service to the citizens of Westminster in September 2019. I would like to pay tribute and thank all our staff and volunteers whose hard work, dedication […]

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 […]

Engaging with local business


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Reaching out to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) was the focus for the joint PaddingtonNow BID and Citizens Advice Westminster’s breakfast network event on 17 October where the financial capability team explained that Citizens Advice was the charity for the whole community. Aimed at small businesses and HR teams, the bureau described the ways in which the […]

Shaping up for the future – building community capacity


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Citizens Advice Westminster’s work to help the most vulnerable and needy residents was commended by Karen Buck, MP, who hosted our AGM at the House of Commons on 13 November 2018. CEO Shirley Springer reported that the organisation had  been awarded a new Advice Services contract from Westminster City Council in September which meant that it was […]

New wiser money project for Westminster residents


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Westminster  residents can now access a new Wiser Money project designed to help them with their financial planning. Funded by the Money Advice Service (MAS) it will deliver debt and money management advice and casework to local clients. The full range of debt problems to be delivered under this initiative “Capitalise – London’s debt advice […]

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.  […]

Useful helpline numbers during Christmas and New Year


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Here are some helpline numbers which may help you in an emergency this seasonal period: Benefits:  Westminster City Council: 0800 072 0042 Bereavement: Cruse Bereavement Care 0808 808 1677 (freephone) Health and wellbeing: Childline 0800 1111 NHS non emergencies: call 111 Mind (Westminster): 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 Samaritans: 116 123 Westminster City Council: Adult Services […]

Understanding credit workshop


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Worried about spending too much at Christmas. Find out how to manage credit and your money more efficiently. Come to our Understanding Credit – Money Management Workshop* When: 11th December 2018, 6.30 – 7.30pm Where: Westminster Reference Library, St Martin’s Lane, WC2H 7HP Presented by Citizen’s Advice Westminster’s Financial Capability project. In this workshop you will: Understand the different types […]

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