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Posts by: Elizabeth Miller

Tips to help Universal Credit applications run smoothly

We’re sharing tips on how people can best prepare for making a Universal Credit application so they can be paid on time. This follows the release of a new report from national Citizens Advice which finds a third of people who were helped by the charity struggle to provide the evidence needed to finish off […]

Thank you to our volunteers for making huge difference to people’s lives

We’re celebrating our volunteers who dedicate their time to solving people’s problems and making a difference to their lives. Volunteers Week, which runs from 1-7 June, is themed ‘volunteering for all’ and we want to highlight the work of our team, which helps people in the community struggling with debt, housing, benefit and employment issues among other […]

We’re on hand to help with Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit which helps people on a low income or not in work meet their living costs. It combines six benefits, including Housing Benefit and Working Tax Credit, into a single monthly payment. Previously in Shropshire Universal Credit was only available to single jobseekers but from 9h May 2018 parents, couples and people who can’t work because […]

Changes to the Shropshire Council Tax Support Scheme

From 1st April 2018 most working age people on income related benefits can claim a maximum of 80% Council Tax Support from Shropshire Council and will have to pay the remaining 20% of their Council Tax from their benefit income. Previously they would have been entitled to 100% Council Tax Support and would not have […]

Ludlow Mayor’s sponsored charity swim

On the 3rd of March, we were scheduled to take part in the Ludlow Mayor’s Charity Sponsored Swim, but unfortunately the snow stopped us in our tracks and we had to rearrange. This week our team of 6 got together to rise to the challenge of swimming 120 lengths in a relay over an hour. […]

Changes which may affect your household budget in 2018

April marks the start of the new financial year, bringing new rates for wages, changes to benefits and tax, and pensions. In the last 12 months, Citizens Advice Shropshire helped around 2,500 people with money queries, ranging from guidance on benefits, pensions and pay, to budgeting and shopping around for the best deal. Now we’re […]

My Money Matters continues to support the Three Parish area

Since the launch last year, 42 people in the villages of Weston Rhyn, Gobowen and St Martins have received support from the Citizens Advice Shropshire led service, My Money Matters. My Money Matters is delivered in partnership with Shropshire Providers Consortium, funded until 2020 by Three Parishes Big Local as part of their £1million Big […]

It’s student volunteering week!

This week, 19 – 25 February, is Student Volunteering Week, an annual event that celebrates the contribution of student volunteers and shows people interested in volunteering what they could gain by signing up. Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Shropshire, Jackie Jeffrey says: “Volunteers are crucial and we simply couldn’t function without their time and dedication. […]

We’re taking part in the Mayor’s Charity Sponsored Swim

On the 3rd of March, we’ll be participating in the Mayor’s Charity Sponsored Swim. Our team of 6 will be helping to swim 21 miles in 2 hours! We are in the very privileged position to have been selected as the Ludlow Mayor’s ‘charity of the year’, and proceeds raised from this event will go towards […]