Our Debt Advice Team: 5 full time paid advisers funded via the Money Advice Service in partnership with Citizens Advice
Research & Campaigning
Universal Credit (UC) is the biggest change ever made to the benefits system, bringing together six benefits into a single payment. It replaces a legacy system that had significant problems. When UC is fully rolled out around 7 million families will receive it.
Scams Awareness 2018
We’ve been actively involved in the digital #scamaware campaign this year and across the month have been tweeting advice/alerts to our followers.
Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
The GDPR is a new data protection law that will replace the Data Protection Act (1998) on 25th May 2018. Organisations must be able to demonstrate to individuals and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) that they are compliant.
How do our service users make that initial contact? 45% of our service users do not consider themselves disabled
whilst 55% consider themselves disabled or managing a long term health condition.
Our debt service is available to anybody living in Wakefield District regardless of income/assets or level/type of debt. It is free, confidential and independent.
We would like to wish all of our funders, friends, service users and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Citizens Advice service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
1st April 2017—30th September 2017 over 6300 advice issues were presented and dealt with via our general service.