Since the first lockdown Citizens Advice has helped nearly 2,100 people with over 4,500 issues. Many of these issues relate to the adverse impact of Coronavirus, particularly in the areas of benefits, debt and employment.
Local people are facing situations they never anticipated .The number of debt cases are increasing in Charnwood, people have lost jobs and are struggling to pay essential bills.
The Charnwood team reacted quickly and adapted the offices to be covid safe, allowing essential face to face appointments to take place, these are helpful for clients who need to complete some very complicated DWP forms.
It is anticipated that the demand for the service will continue to increase. Charnwood citizens advice will continue to advice on all the other matters outside of Covid.
Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:35 by Emma Crowe