The Citizens Advice 1066 Fundraiser
Time & Location
About The Event
A fundraiser for Citizens Advice 1066 in Hastings, full of local artists performing their original material! As well as selling a combination CD full of tracks from some of the local artists you will see during the event.
More information on Citizens Advice 1066;
Citizens Advice 1066 is a local charity which provides help at the heart of the community. The service is available to everyone in the community of Hastings and Rother. Most clients are likely to be experiencing financial hardship and many are experiencing physical or mental health problems. Each year CA1066 help around 7,000 people who have, between them, 22,000 issues.
The service is run by 15 paid staff and around 50 volunteers who are assessors, advisers, receptionists, administrators and research and campaigns workers. Training and support is given for all roles and varies between 8 weeks for an assessor and around 1 year for an adviser. Volunteering helps individuals gain new skills and experience, build confidence and this often leads to paid work in similar fields. If these volunteers were paid at the going rate, it would cost over £300,000 a year.
Citizens Advice aim to help with any type of enquiry but if they can’t find an answer they aim to find someone who can. This could be with a local partner agency or maybe a national organisation or a solicitor. At present the main enquiries are benefits problems including sickness and disability benefits and Universal Credit, debt, housing problems, employment issues, consumer problems, family and personal matters, immigration, utilities and more.
Advice can make a major difference to people’s lives by relieving stress, gaining additional income, helping people get the benefits they are entitled to, restoring financial stability, helping people stay in their homes, deal with family breakdown and access to children, sort out problems at work and stay in employment, challenge unfair practices and discrimination. These things benefit the wider community and increase community resilience.
As well as giving advice, CA 1066 also gather information about the problems people are facing and look out for unfair policies or practices and campaign to change or improve these. These can be local issues or national issues.
There are many ways in which you can support the work of Citizens Advice 1066 – you can make a donation, help fundraise, you can volunteer or follow them on social media :-
You can contact them by phone on 03444 111 444 or send a message viawww.citizensadvice1066.co.uk or drop-in to the office
Renaissance House, London Rd, Saint Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6AN