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Citizens Advice Halton is braced for the busiest time of the year for debt advice.

Citizens Advice Halton is expecting over 300 people to seek advice for money worries and debt concerns in January and February, including council tax arrears, credit card debt, rent arrears, unsecured loans. Analysis of national data over a 12-month period reveals that on a single day – 29 January 2019 – Citizens Advice offices nationally […]

Citizens Advice Halton has launched a new project – Directions

Directions is a training programme aimed at residents of Halton who are 18+, not working, and not in education or training. The 1 day a week, 4 week training programme will help people to: build their confidence; identify their existing skills; help them learn new skills; and open up new pathways to volunteering, work experience […]

Citizens Advice volunteers celebrate landing jobs.

  As Volunteers Week 2019 draws to a close, two local Citizens Advice Halton volunteers are celebrating after they landed paid jobs and hope they can inspire others to volunteer for the charity too. Steph Wilson (Runcorn) and Glenda Pritchard (Widnes) have now been appointed as Money/Debt Advice Casework Assistants, supporting Citizens Advice Halton’s team […]

Be part of the next 80 years of volunteering at Citizens Advice Halton

Citizens Advice Halton wants people to be part of the next 80 years of its history by volunteering with them. The Citizens Advice service started almost 80 years ago on 4 September 1939 – the day after the beginning of World War II. As part of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1 June to 7 […]

Budget Better with Citizens Advice Halton’s 12 Tips for Christmas

Citizens Advice Halton has released a Christmas list of 12 tips to help people avoid pressure on their household budgets. Our dozen budget bullets could help guard against the heavy toll the festive season can take on family finances – and help them start the new year without a debt hangover. In the past 12 […]

We need a regulator to rein in rule-flouting bailiffs, Citizens Advice Halton says

Citizens Advice Halton is throwing its weight behind a campaign for an independent regulator to crack down on bad-behaving bailiffs. New figures from Citizens Advice England and Wales and debt charity StepChange reveal 850,000 of the 2.2 million people contacted by a bailiff in the last 2 years were victims of bailiffs breaking the rules. […]

Citizens Advice Halton says “We’re here for everyone”

Citizens Advice Halton staff, along with advisers from across the City Region took time out of their weekend to attend Liverpool Pride 2018 and take part in the parade and staff an information stall. Last year Citizens Advice Halton dealt with 61 discrimination related enquiries and like with Hate Crime statistics issued by Cheshire Police, […]