Citizens Advice in 2022/3 has been quoted many times in the media. Here are some examples.
IN MAY 2022 UK INFLATION HIT A 40 YEAR HIGH
Citizens Advice said, “The warning lights could not be brighter”’ and the government needed to offer households more support.
“High inflation hurts the poorest in society the most. This morning Citizens Advice has published some stark illustrations, based on it’s case work, of the impact rising prices are having on those in the UK on the lowest incomes. The impact includes:
‘Parents skipping meals to feed their kids’, and ‘Disabled people not using vital equiptment because they can’t afford electricity.’ ”
IN NOVEMBER 2022 DEBT WAS INCREASING
BBC reported on Household debt at Christmas and and quoted Citizens Advice “There is a ticking time bomb of debt.”
Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wrote:
“Visit a Citizens Advice and see: ‘Cost of living’ doesn’t capture this emergency. In Norwich I meet people who earn less than they need to survive, and staff who have never seen anything like this.”
IN FEBRUARY 2023 CITIZENS ADVICE REPORTED ON PRIVATE RENTERS LIVING IN PROPERTIES WITH DAMP, MOULD AND EXCESSIVE COLD
“More than one and a half million children in England live in cold , damp or mouldy private rented homes.” This was picked up by many national papers and news programmes.
CITIZENS ADVICE cost of living data dashboard
National Citizens Advice constantly gathers information on the issues we are advising people on across all of the local Citizens Advice offices in the country, as well as the usage of pages on their website. They use this information to update the dashboard each month. They hold a monthly briefing on emerging trends. Citizens Advice usually broadcast the briefing on Zoom, but in March they held it at the Houses of Parliament for those who could attend in person.
Nationally Citizens Advice helped 2.4 million people last year. There were 60 million visits to the on-line advice pages.
If you need help, please contact your local Citizens Advice:
Citizens Advice Waverley contact details:
Leave online message
Tel Adviceline 0808 278 7980 (freephone) to speak to an adviser
Self help – search our national site by topic
South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service contact details:
Tel 01483 898884, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website
Citizens Advice Mole Valley contact details:
Contact East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services on 01737 771350 or email: email@example.com
Surrey Domestic Abuse 9am-9pm Helpline – 01483 776822
In an emergency always dial 999
Citizens Advice Reigate and Banstead contact details:
Phone Adviceline: 0808 278 7945 (free) to speak to an adviser (Monday – Friday 9.00 – 16.00)
Email: Use an enquiry form
Self help (website)