CARBS May. This month (and every month) our focus was on helping clients, whoever they are, whatever their problem. Here’s a few other things we did: working with local groups spotlighting where public policy isn’t working in conversation on social media. CARBS May PS: We’re also recruiting volunteer Gateway Assessors and Research and Campaigns team members.
Could you be an Assessor in Banstead? At Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead we’re recruiting special individuals to help our clients get the help they need as quickly as possible. As a Gateway Assessor you would evaluate people’s needs face-to-face, on the phone or webchat and identify the best course of action. It might be self-help information, referral to a specialist organisation or […]
Talking about abuse. Domestic abuse is a prevalent crime and shocking fact of life in our county and country. Estimates are 1 in 4 women, 1 in 6 men suffer at some point in their lives. On average 2 women a week are killed by their partners. Behind Closed Doors, this week’s conference to raise […]
Latest bulletin from our friends at Trading Standards. Epsom fraud conviction National Scam Trap 2-week campaign from Monday 23 May Cybercriminals target Olympic sports fans Theatre ticket scammers on Facebook Text message fraud – premium rate charges Recalls: Lidl, Costco, Vauxhall….more Consumer news.
On the money. There’s a ‘Great Divide’ between financial insiders and outsiders. So said Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane* last week (pic FT.com). And so say us at Citizens Advice. A lot needs to happen. Mr Haldane points to last year’s Bank Open Forum (attended by Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead) showing a more […]
Citizens Advice service supports community rehabilitation. In the Queen’s Speech the government sets out far-reaching prison reform. There will be robust debate in the House and country about their merit and viability. At Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead we believe wider discussion and public understanding will benefit a service we support in a variety of ways. […]
Big Thank You Roadshow, 1-3 June. Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead is inviting everyone who volunteers or organises services to celebrate their achievements. The Big Thank You Roadshow visits town centres in: Horley Wednesday 1 June 10am-4pm (by Boots), Banstead Thursday 2 June 10am-4pm (by All Saints Church), Redhill Friday 3 June 10am-4pm (Marketplace). The Roadshow is part […]
Mental Health Week: 16-20 May. Valuing relationships is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016. The Mental Health Foundation, organisers, say “We need to understand just how fundamental relationships are to our health and wellbeing.” Relationships are as important for healthy minds and bodies as food, drink, sleep and exercise. Obvious perhaps but easy to forget with the competing priorities and pressures of modern […]
Important addition to mental health services. Safe Haven Redhill opened earlier this year and filled a large gap in local mental health services. For the first time people experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis can get help and support on evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Carers are welcome too. It’s informal and a lot […]