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Posts by: Research & Campaigns Team

Beware imposter ‘Citizens Advice’ cold callers offering debt help

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is warning people to be on their guard against fake ‘Citizens Advice’ cold callers, who promise help with debts. The charity never calls people out of the blue offering to set up a plan to settle debts – and urges people who receive such calls to report it as a scam. […]

Help with Mental Health

Citizens Advice helps thousands of people with mental health problems in Yorkshire and the Humber The number of people in Yorkshire and the Humber with mental health problems who use Citizens Advice reached over 10,000 last year. On average, people reporting mental health problems in the region needed advice with 5.3 issues. A new survey from […]

Six top tips to sort out your debts

The last day of January is expected to be the busiest day of the year for people seeking help with their debts, according to Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire. Analysis of national data from the past 12 months reveals that on 31 January 2017 Citizens Advice helped 2,800 people, 30 per cent above the daily average. […]

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire warns people of getting tied into subscriptions

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is warning people about getting stuck with subscriptions after new research reveals people are wasting hundreds of pounds on them when they’re no longer wanted. Analysis of 500 cases reported to the Citizens Advice consumer service between June and August 2017 finds people lost an average of £160 from subscriptions they […]

Meet a volunteer: Olivia

Tell us a bit about yourself… Hi my name is Olivia, I’m 22 years old and I studied Economics at Plymouth University. What do you do with Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire? I am a Gateway Assessor. Most clients make their first contact with the service through a Gateway Assessment in which we provide a triage […]

The government must fix Universal Credit before it fully rolls out in North Lincolnshire

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is warning that Universal Credit is putting people’s financial security at risk as they wait six weeks or more for their first payment. Many people have already turned to Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire for help with “live service” Universal Credit, a temporary version of the benefit available to people in the […]

Meet a volunteer: Paul

Tell us a bit about yourself… Hi my name is Paul I am 20 years old, I’m currently studying Geology at University of Liverpool. During my summer break I chose to join the Research and Campaign team in Scunthorpe. What do you do with Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire? I am a Research and Campaigner, this […]

​Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is urging people to act on scams

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people across the area from being conned. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month, a campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams that starts on Saturday 1 July. The drive to get more people reporting scams comes […]