Entries by Jo Hancock

Summer Internship Programme

Our summer internship programme is now open for applications! If you are an undergraduate or recent graduate in law, social policy or a related discipline and you would like to gain some valuable experience volunteering for us for four weeks or more over the summer vacation, we would love to hear from you! This is […]

Join our Board of Trustees

Do you have current or recent experience in human resources or IT? As a trustee of Uttlesford Citizens Advice you could use your experience, together with your knowledge of the local area, to make a positive impact by ensuring our charity is sustainable and continues to meet the needs of the community.  Trustees are volunteers […]

Making the most of your money

We know many people are worried about rising interest rates and are unsure if they will be able to afford their energy bills with autumn on the way, so our money team has put together a list of suggestions for increasing your income and reducing your spending.  Remember, if you need additional support, our advisers […]

Migrating to Universal Credit?

Tax Credits, which are managed by HMRC, are coming to an end. These will be replaced by Universal Credit. Universal Credit is one monthly payment for people in work, looking for work or unable to work. It brings together six older benefits and must be claimed through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). You […]

Join our team!

JOIN OUR GREAT TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS! Do you have a friendly telephone manner and can tick any one of the following? * You want to help people * You want to keep your brain active and learn new skills * You love meeting people and want to make new friends? * You want to enhance your CV? If so […]

Are you missing out?

It is estimated that UK households are missing out on £15 billion a year of means-tested benefits. Even if you feel you can manage, you have a right to claim your benefit entitlements – sometimes claiming can also help you access other support.  You can check quickly and easily, using an online benefit calculator such […]

Help with fuel bills for homes not on mains gas

If you are not connected to the gas grid and use oil, wood, or solid fuel to heat your home, you may be eligible for a £200 Alternative Fuels Payment (AFP). This is on top of the £400 from your electricity supplier. Most homes that are eligible for this payment should have received it automatically […]

Out of Hours Service

Sending us an email is the fastest way to get advice. If you would prefer to talk, Essex Citizens Advice now offer an Out of Hours service between 4 – 8pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Call 0808 2505724. If you need local support, it may be useful to know […]

Cost Of Living Support

Our lovely money team have put together some tips on how you can increase your income and reduce your spending Making the most of your money Uttlesford District Council have produced a useful booklet with lots of information about the support available if you are struggling financially. COST OF LIVING BOOKLET Don’t forget, our advisers […]