Community Fund Winners. In its latest e-bulletin Healthwatch Surrey announces award winners in its 2016 Community Cash Fund. Congratulations to East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services on their award for setting up a new service user advisory group and to the other winners who cover a wide range of social issues. Well done also to Healthwatch Surrey itself. At Citizens Advice we’re proud to support the team in its vital work promoting community well-being. […]
Thursday 13 October. Volunteer Action Reigate & Banstead is holding a Volunteer Fair at Reigate College next week. At Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead we’re looking forward to taking part. Right now we have several volunteer vacancies including: Admin and IT – helping our busy Redhill office each Wednesday, and Digital skills – offering flexible help to our […]
SMEF success. “A new one-stop service for young people requiring mental health support.” That was the message from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust at this week’s well-attended briefing about youth mental health in Black and Ethnic Minority Communities. Dr Phil Ferrira-Lay explained how the service would help tackle youth mental health, a major issue for BAME Communities which often goes undiagnosed. […]
Young adults increasingly affected. More and more young people desperate for somewhere to live are falling foul of the ‘pressure-cooker’ private rental market. Citizens Advice data* this week show the number of 17-24-year-olds asking for help more than doubled in a year. Along with many others in the fast-growing private rental sector, they are affected […]
So much at stake. If you’re threatened with homelessness you must be constantly available. With the clock ticking it can be hard to sort out the rights of all parties. Even a short time “off the air” can be fatal. Recently we’ve seen several people risk losing their homes because they were out of contact […]
Redhill 27 September. Youth mental health is a big issue for Black and Asian minority ethnic communities. A briefing on diagnosis and treatment is being held on 27 September, 6.30pm, at Redhill Harlequin Centre. Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead CEO Elaine Parr said: “This is an important event which I hope will be well-attended. A trusted source of general […]
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Grant application success. A team led by Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead has been awarded funding to develop new ways of helping people faced with the sudden death of a close friend or family member. Citizens Advice colleagues across the county with support from Surrey County Council Public Health will work on a blueprint that […]