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.
Our policy and communications work is shared through social media and we encourage local people to take part in our work.
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🏘️ 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
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
We prepared information and a case study for Alex Norris MP’s Westminster Hall debate on Access to Advice Services in Nottingham. Alex used the information provided to write a speech which featured information about the challenges clients are facing with Universal Credit and other benefits.
Alex Norris MP raises a question about affordable housing in Nottingham following the publication of our report.
MPs discuss Universal credit in Nottingham city
Coverage of our Local Housing Allowance report
Debbie Webster from St Ann’s Advice Centre talking about fuel poverty on the BBC Sunday Politics show
East Midlands today coverage of Citizens Advice Nottingham & District work with the MS Society.