In addition to providing free and impartial advice, Advice Nottingham also works with the City council; local councillors; MPs and other policy makers to feedback information on issues affecting the people who use our services. By doing so, we are able to influence policy makers and provide evidence of inadequacies in current policies.
We gather information and develop case studies from the local people we work with. As part of our work, we conduct research projects and produce reports and information on the results we find.
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Lilian Greenwood MP lead an Adjournment debate on the Local Housing Allowance. A transcript of the debate can be found at LHA debate transcript
Earlier this evening I led a debate highlighting evidence from @AdviceNottm @Shelter @CIHhousing @LGAcomms showing how the Government’s Local Housing Allowance freeze is causing increased poverty, debt & homelessness. You can watch the debate here: https://t.co/76LfqxYWcw pic.twitter.com/5G8299hTDv— Lilian Greenwood (@LilianGreenwood) June 17, 2019
🏘️ LHA rates don't reflect of cost of renting leaving the most vulnerable priced out and at risk of #homelessness LHA rates for #Nottingham say shared accommodation can be found for £42.54 pw, the cheapest we found was £63 pw. Read more https://t.co/MFfsChMzMb pic.twitter.com/tecRpMBgDT— Advice Nottingham (@AdviceNottm) January 13, 2019
Lilian Greenwood MP highlighted our research during a Westminster Hall debate on local government cuts.
Our research into the Local Housing Allowance was raised in Parliament by Alex Norris MP.
The report was featured on BBC Radio Nottingham and BBC East Midlands
We prepared information and a case study for Alex Norris MP’s Westminster Hall debate on the Effect of Universal Credit in Nottingham.
Thank you to @Vernon_Coaker @LilianGreenwood @ANorrisMP and @ChrisLeslieMP for attending this morning's meeting. We hope to take forward our discussions and #worktogether with local policy makers on this and other important matters. Watch this space! 👉 pic.twitter.com/0NlnFkas2m— Advice Nottingham (@AdviceNottm) October 19, 2018
Clients and advisors meet with MPs to discuss ESA, PIP and DLA applications.
Gem News 106 covered the rise in foodbank usage in Nottingham during the summer holidays.
There's serious concerns that some children in #Nottingham will go hungry as families are stretched to crisis point during the holidays. One #foodbank has told us they're expecting to see more parents needing help because school meals are not available. pic.twitter.com/4p4InOdP9S— Gem News (@GemRadioNews) July 25, 2018
Members of the Treasury Select Committee, Nicky Morgan MP and John Mann MP, visited Citizens Advice Nottingham to talk to staff about their inquiry into Household expenses
BBC East Midlands Today covered Citizens Advice’s work for the MS society
Clifton Advice Centre celebrated 25 years service
Westminster Hall debate on Advice Services
The Financial Conduct Authority visited St Ann’s Advice Centre to talk about vulnerable customers and debt
Debbie Webster from St Ann’s Advice Centre discussing fuel poverty on BBC Sunday Politics