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Procurement of Employment Support Delivery Partner

The St Anns advice Group have successfully procured an additional delivery partner for the ‘Money Sorted in D2N2, Building Better Opportunities project to provide an employment support service for participants. The new partner is;

Futures –Advice, Skills and Employment
2A Sherwood Rise
Nottingham
NG7 6JN

There is now a period of Stand still until Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
Full details about this process are set out in regulations 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Westminster Hall Debate

Alex Norris – Member of Parliament for Nottingham North delivered a speech in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 11th October on Advice services in Nottingham City.

Citizens Advice Nottingham & District, Nottingham Law Centre and Disability Direct all shared case studies and information on the services they provided.

Alex wanted to pay tribute to the services and also raised awareness of the impact of Universal Credit on advice agencies.

Personal debt is on the rise – the Financial Conduct Authority visits Nottingham to find out why

The FCA will be visiting St Anns Advice Centre today to talk to advisors about the rise in personal debt, and how the FCA can do more to regulate the sector.

Struggling with Money?

Do you need support to feel more in control of your finances?

St Anns Advice Centre is now running a project specially designed to help clients manage money more effectively. Support is tailored and bespoke and is available whatever your circumstances.

To find out more visit: Money Sorted

Money Sorted and Towards Work launch presentations

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On Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th May, the ESIF funded projects ‘Money Sorted in D2N2’ and ‘Towards Work’ were officially launched in Nottingham and Derby.

See below for the presentations given at these events.

When is a rent reduction not good news for a tenant?

The Government has ordered social landlords (housing associations) to reduce rents by 1%. This must be good news for tenants mustn’t it? Not for a lot of the tenants Advice Nottingham are helping.

Film that gained a story from St Anns Advice Centre wins BAFTA

The film, ‘I Daniel Blake’ has won a BAFTA. The film was made by Ken Loach who carried out research for the film at St Ann’s Advice Centre to understand the problems faced by benefit claimants in the city.
Mr Loach met advisors, staff and people suffering on benefits before starting work on the film.

Debbie Webster, manager at the centre, said:
“We are long standing advisors and he wanted to talk to people who are feeling the consequences and the impact of the welfare regime. He went into the food bank and met some of our clients.

Benefit Cap

If you are affected by the benefit cap (which comes fully into force today, Monday 9 January 2017) and need advice, please visit one of our six advice agencies.

Advice Nottingham successful in bid to run project tackling poverty and social exclusion

Advice Nottingham has been successful in its bid for just over 3 million pounds to run a new innovative project working to tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged in D2N2 area.

Advice Nottingham have brought together agencies across the D2N2 area that will work together to achieve better outlooks for their communities.

Could you be an Advice Champion?

  • Are you passionate about the rights of the people in your community?
  • Are you already trying to help people with their problems?
  • Would you like some support in the help you give to people, particularly those falling into debt and facing extreme hardship?

If so, we would like to meet you

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