One of our aims as a Citizens Advice Bureau is to campaign for improvements to the policies and practices that affect the lives of people in our community.
We collect evidence of clients’ problems and use this, in the form of anonymous case studies, to campaign for changes in national and local policies and services. We have a key role in speaking up for clients, raising issues brought into the bureau, contributing to public debate and informing legislation. Because we are one of a unique network of similar charities based all over the country we often find ourselves in a unique position to provide feedback to government and other organisations about how their policies and practices are felt by people on the ground.
Our policy/campaign work covers a wide range of issues including consumer, debt, housing, benefits, immigration, employment, legal matters and health.
We are independent and impartial so policymakers listen to us.
We are always keen to hear not just from individuals but from local groups about issues you feel need a response.
Fair Welfare campaign
We are working to influence welfare benefit policies so that the system is just and efficient, supporting those who need it, when they need it most.
Other ways to get involved…
You may also want to contact your local MP or councillor yourself, if you have an issue that concerns you.
Find and contact your local MP or councillor by using -www.theyworkforyou.com or http://www.writetothem.com/