We would like to wish all our clients, supporters and stakeholders a very happy New Year. We know that during 2022 our community will face many challenges. There continues to be uncertainty around the pandemic and associated restrictions and impact. Inflation, especially fuel prices are set to rise and for us there remains uncertainty over future funding for some of the services we run to mitigate the challenges you face. But please be reassured, our service will be here for you when you need it. It is always better to seek help early and we want to remind you that your local Citizens Advice service is open for business from Tuesday 4th January.
This January Citizens Advice will launch a national campaign, #EnergyKnowHow. We know that it has been reported that prices are set to rise by as much as 50% in 2022. Some energy companies have been going out of business. It is important that you get help if you are struggling with your energy bills or other debts. Our partners in Ashfield run the Ashfield Energy Efficiency and you can access the Citizens Advice national resources by clicking the image below.
Well for Work
Broxtowe Borough Council have partnered up with Futures to deliver a comprehensive employment support initiative across the Borough.
The focus is on helping participants to feel confident and supported when it comes to work, for life. Well for Work can support you in being and feeling the best version of yourself. Support is available for people with physical or mental health, financial struggles, special educational needs or disabilities, substance misuse or language barriers.
Find out more by clicking the link here.
COVID-19 Vaccination resource kit: To support people whose first language is not English
Community partners are reminded that NHS Nottinghamshire have produced a COVID-19 vaccination resource kit to support people who have English as a second language. The link is below:
Inspire Spring 2022 Courses
Inspire have launched their community course programme from January to April 2022, courses are free or at low cost. If you fancy learning something new this year then download the brochure below.
Debt and Financial Resilience Report – Nottinghamshire Citizens Advice
Due to a last minute development by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) the existing face-to-face debt and money advice casework contracts have now been temporarily extended for three months whilst MaPS works out how to recommission the regional contracts. This process has been extremely controversial resulting in a Parliamentary debate. As a result we have updated our Debt and Financial resilience Report to include the latest developments.