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Supporting our communities through good times and bad

Press release – 7th May 2020 Citizens Advice first opened its doors in September 1939 in response to the crisis of the Second World War, and our volunteers have been supporting the people of Leicestershire to solve their problems for the past 40 years. In March 2020 Citizens Advice LeicesterShire responded to the crisis of […]

Waiting for benefits in lockdown

Press release Friday 24th April 2020  Waiting for benefits in lockdown Citizens Advice LeicesterShire helps all sorts of different people claim the benefits they are entitled to through our Help to Claim service (0800 1448444). Since the Covid-19 lockdown began we have been helping increasing numbers of people who have never claimed benefits before. There […]

Help to Claim stakeholders newsletter February 2020

Read the February edition of the Help to Claim newsletter to find out more about the Appeal Court judgement on natural migration of claimants with Severe Disability Premium, EEA Family Members Applications, how pre-settled status affects Council Tax reduction, delays to the roll out of Universal Credit and much more.

Advisers dealing with EEA clients required for research

EEA clients: Navigating Habitual Residence Test (HRT) This research is being undertaken on behalf of Citizens Advice by the Best Practice Lead for Help to Claim in the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire JobCentre district. Five other JobCentre districts will also be participating, with the aim of providing national representation. We want to understand: Are EEA nationals […]

21 March 2019: New Advice Partnership for Social Welfare Advice Services across Leicester City

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire and the Community Advice and Law Service are delighted to announce a new partnership that will continue to deliver Council-funded social welfare advice services across Leicester. This will ensure that residents will benefit from the continuing provision of advice and information through face to face appointments, a telephony service, multiple outreach venues […]

21 January 2019: Big Energy Saving Week comes to LeicesterShire

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is helping local residents to save money on their energy bills this month as part of Big Energy Saving Week (January 21-27). New figures show that 20.5% of households in Leicestershire switched their energy supplier last year. Despite the introduction of a price cap on energy bills at the start of the […]

28 September 2018: Student Peer Mentors give advice to elders on Money Matters

Students at two schools in Leicestershire are giving tips on financial literacy to older students and their teachers as part of Citizens Advice LeicesterShire’s Money Matters Peer Leadership project. 23 young people from Heath Lane Academy, in Earl Shilton, and 18 students from Stephenson Studio School in Coalville, completed a 2-day Money Matters programme, empowering […]

27 July 2018: Citizens Advice LeicesterShire’s Oadby & Wigston branch has moved for pre-booked appointments

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire has moved location for pre-booked appointments in Oadby & Wigston. The appointment service has moved from Bassett Street to the Salvation Army Community Centre in Ladysmith Road. Citizens Advice LeicesterShire provides free, confidential and impartial advice on issues including: debt, benefits, housing, employment, family issues, discrimination and immigration. Oadby & Wigston residents […]

24 May 2018: Your advice service needs you!

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire has launched a county-wide drive to find committed and enthusiastic volunteers to help people to solve their problems. We have vacancies for voluntary positions which include providing initial assessments and advice, as well as helping clients with practical tasks, such as budgeting and filling in forms. We also have a number of […]