National Consumer Week
National Consumers Week begins on 6th December. Citizens Advice have a number of resources to help you with your consumer problems. More details are on the national website. This year we’ll be raising awareness of how people can protect themselves from misleading energy efficiency and environmental claims, such as “green scams” and rogue traders. We think this will be particularly important as some scammers might try and take advantage of the uncertainty in the current energy markets. However the consumer pages of Citizens Advice are crammed with helpful information on buying a car, holidays, insurance and much much more.
Today, 1st December there will be a Parliamentary debate on the recommissioning of the Money and Pensions Service debt contracts, of which Citizens Advice Broxtowe are currently a delivery partner. There has been much controversy and speculation over what the new contracts might look like. It has been widely commented on in the press that there will be a significant shift away from advice in person and more remote delivery through telephone, web-chat and video.
At Citizens Advice Broxtowe we are unable to comment on the specifics of the contract but being a proactive organisation we are currently undertaking a consultation with our clients and stakeholders to design a service that meets the needs of those struggling with money and debts. This is especially important as the economy emerges from COVID-19. We want everyone to share in any recovery.
We are seeking to lead the way to a Financial Resilience Partnership across the county and a report on what this might look like is due out in the New Year. Watch this space!
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Today, the world population is over 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability according to the United Nations.
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
The theme for IDPD this year is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.” More details can be found by clicking on the logo.
Nottinghamshire Victim Care – Newsletter
Nottinghamshire Victim Care have published their November Newsletter. Don’t forget that Citizens Advice Broxtowe are a Community Point and can help you with a referral to Victim Care or with any problems you may face as a result of being a victim of crime.