Each week, Citizens Advice Nottingham help hundreds of local residents with advice and support, advising on how to cope with heavy debts, navigate welfare benefits, immigration and many other legal and official issues that can create real stress for many people.
They are the largest provider of ‘help-to-claim’ services working alongside the Department for Work & Pensions to assist people with Universal Credit matters. And they are commissioned by the City Council and other councils across the county alongside other advice agencies to provide advice services, with many able to walk-in and ask for help.
I had a chance to meet the team at their new accessible premises at 16-18 Maid Marian Way earlier today (see pictured) and it was brilliant to see the great new facilities in action. In support of their ‘help-to-claim’ work, I’ll be pressing the new Work & Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey to clarify that there will be grant funding for that work beyond 2020.