On October 17th 2018 the Universal Credit Full Service was introduced in Cambridge for New Claims. Find out what is happening to the benefits system, what we think about the changes, and how we can help with new claims.
Our crisis caseworker Richard C made an appearance on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today to discuss summer shortages at Cambridge City Foodbank, and the ways that foodbank users can get help in a crisis through the Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau.
At Cambridge Citizens Advice, we help a lot of people to apply for PIP and challenge the decision if their application has been unsuccessful. Here are some top tips for applying for PIP from John, one of our benefit advisers.
Imposters pretending to be from Cambridge Citizens Advice are cold-calling people to offer help with debt problems. We will never call you about debts or other problems unless you've already been in touch with us and you're expecting our call.
Are you getting the best deal on your gas and electricity? You could save as much as £300 a year by switching supplier and reducing the amount of energy you use. For Big Energy Saving Week (22-28 January), Citizens Advice is running a campaign to help people save money on their energy bills.
The Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS) provides information, advice and one-off practical support and assistance to people who live in Cambridgeshire during times of exceptional pressure (subject to eligibility).
The real Living Wage rates are independently-calculated based on what people need to get by. That's why Living Wage Foundation encourage all employers that can afford to do so to ensure their employees earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum.
1. The Taylor review of modern working practices is a decent first step towards a fairer jobs market. 2. Bad decisions about cost energy consumers £7.5 billion. 3. More than half of private tenants we spoke to won’t pursue repairs because they fear eviction.
Scams come in different shapes and sizes. Every day people are targeted by someone trying to extort money out of them – by post, telephone, text, email or on the doorstep. Some of these approaches are clearly scams but others are much harder to spot. It’s important to highlight how professional these approaches have become and that many of us will fall victim to scams.
On Monday 12 June, a team of staff and volunteers from Cambridge & District Citizens Advice Bureau took part in the Cambridge Legal Walk and raised £695 to fund the CAB’s advice services.