January 2020 – HCAS Newsletter
Posts by: Alice Loukaides
Crisis Intervention Project – Q3 impact report 2019/2020
Our Welfare Benefit Appeals project aims to support, advocate and represent clients at benefit tribunals, when their benefits have been turned down.
Gambling has become a significant public addiction problem in Britain since recent changes in legislation.
In Britain, 430,000 people are known to have a gambling problem, with another 2 million at risk of developing one. Reports tell us that one person can directly affect 6-10 additional people gambling, putting the number that could be affected at 2.5-4.3 million.
Ever since a report from Action Fraud revealed that over a six month period in 2018, 6,272 scams were reported in Hertfordshire costing victims £12.9m, Citizens Advice has been looking for a way to tackle this specific problem. Now, due to a grant awarded by the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Hertfordshire Citizens Advice has the opportunity to make a real difference.
Legal Help is no longer available for employment issues. Your local Citizens Advice will continue to offer free of charge advice to all clients through their volunteer advisors.
Citizens Advice Stevenage can also offer a Specialist Employment Service at all stages of the Tribunal process -but there will be a ?pay as you go’ fee.
Currently we have achieved well over £1,000,000 on behalf of our clients through the specialist employment service.
Crisis Intervention Project – 3 year report 2016/19
Crisis Intervention Project – 2018/19 end of year report
Citizens Advice Hertfordshire – July 2019 newsletter