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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 […]

Want to help on mental health?

The Mental Health Foundation released survey results this week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. Some of the results are pretty concerning: only a small minority of people (13%) report living with high levels of good mental health; more than 4 in 10 people say they have experienced depression; those who are poorer are […]

There’s no place for hate

Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire is urging people to come into their local office or outreaches and report hate incidents, whether they have witnessed an incident or been a victim. A hate incident involves targeted hostility, violence or prejudice against someone because of their disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If the […]

Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace #oktosay

 The fact is: we all have to look after our mental health. Rio Ferdinand, the former England professional footballer, has recently spoken on camera about his experience of when his wife Rebecca died of breast cancer in May 2015. Being famous and well-known did not mean Rio grieved any less for his wife. In the […]