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Help Through Hardship - Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Wandsworth have started a new community-based advice and advocacy project to help people take back control of their lives.

Support will focus in particular on older and isolated people, people with mental health issues, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, care needs and drugs and alcohol issues who are suffering hardships.

It will address the underlying causes of crisis through advice on issues such as:

  • employment;
  • homelessness;
  • debt; and
  • health problems.

Citizens Advice Wandsworth will train community champions (in community, social and faith networks) to put people in need in touch with the support they need to improve their circumstances, and will employ new advisors to help up to 1200 local people during the course of the project.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
crisis@wandsworthcabx.org.uk
Website
cawandsworth.org/crisis
Parent Organisation
Citizens Advice Wandsworth

Where to go

Name
Wandsworth CABs

Costs

Details
Free

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referral criteria:

  • people in Wandsworth who have reached, or are at risk of reaching, an emergency in relation to a lack of basic needs such as food, shelter, fuel and basic health and/or social care and are in need of advice and advocacy to help them get their lives back on track.
  • priority will be given to those who have most difficulty accessing mainstream services - in particular: older and isolated people, people with mental health issues, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, care needs, drug and alcohol issues and in newly arrived migrant and refugee communities.

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