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#KeepTheLifeline summer press release

‘Keep Universal Credit lifeline’ urges Citizens Advice  Benefits cut of £20-a-week set to hit 1 in 9 in Shropshire    Local charity warns of increased debt and hardship if ‘lifeline’ ends in October  Citizens Advice Shropshire is urging the government against a cut to Universal Credit that would impact 1 in 9 working-age people in Shropshire.  […]

Stop, report, talk: Be #scamaware

Citizens Advice Shropshire finds only 49% of people in the West Midlands report scams. 51% of people in the West Midlands have been approached by a scammer in the last two years finds Citizens Advice Shropshire. Worryingly, of those targeted, only 49% of people spoke to anyone about it. Under the slogan “Stop, report, talk: […]

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 […]

We’re recruiting volunteer Telephone Assessors – training starts Jan 2018

We’re recruiting volunteer Telephone Assessors for our next training programme starting 10th January 2018. We will be holding an Information and Recruitment Session at our Shrewsbury office on Tuesday  5th December from 10.00 until 1.00. During these sessions you’ll find out more about the role of a Telephone Assessor and the training and commitment required, together with […]

We’re on hand to help with roll out of Universal Credit

We’re helping people get ready for Universal Credit as it rolls out in full across Shropshire. 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. At the moment in […]

Hate crime awareness week 2017

We’re taking part in hate crime awareness week from 14th – 21st October 2017. Hate incidents and hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because of who they are or who someone thinks they are. For example, you may have been verbally abused by someone in the street because you’re disabled […]


Every day our volunteers go the extra mile to help our clients find a way forward,  so 3 brave members of staff (Jackie, Sue and Alison) will swim the extra mile in Llyn Padarn Snowdonia to raise money to support the work our volunteers do. Each year our volunteers help over 7,000 people with 20,000 […]