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Citizens Advice Dudley Borough Signs up to Amazon Smile

As an independent charity, Citizens Advice Dudley Borough relies on donations to continue to give advice, donations from supporters really help our cause. There is now a new way that donations can be received by the charity at no expense to supporters. Our charity has joined the Amazon Smile donation site. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% […]

Scam Awareness and Carers Week – June 2018

Our Research and Campaign have been busy with a month long national campaign for Scam Awareness and Carer’s Week during 11 to 17 June 2018.It was decided that we would combine these events into a series of presentations and information displays around the borough. We identified three local support groups for residents who have a […]

Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2017-18

Our services will be open at the following times over the next two weeks. If you need help urgently and we are unavailable please call the telephone advice line (details below) or you can use the web chat service on the Citizens Advice website at:   Monday 18th December                   Dudley service 9.30am-12.30pm                                                                 Halesowen service […]

Always an eye opener: Visiting our services!

As CEO, I commit to visiting services several times a month to spend time alongside our workforce supporting clients across Dudley Borough. Over the last two months I have so far spent time in two of our local services, visited our service supporting the Lye community and undertook home visits with our Children’s Palliative Care […]

National Consumer Week – #BeforeYouSign.

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough is raising awareness of scams surrounding free trials and limited offers. There are simple checks that you can make to avoid being a victim of these scams: Check it is a genuine company, especially if it is a pop-up advert. Look out for the padlock symbol in the browser window frame, […]

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough Energy Week

On Thursday 26 October, Citizens Advice Dudley Borough manned a stall in Stourbridge in the Ryemarket Shopping Centre as part of our Energy Week promotion. A number of common themes emerged: The elderly in particular did not want to change their supplier who they had been with for many years and trusted implicitly, the term […]

Casebook Champion – Judith Bridges

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough introduced a new case management system on 2nd October. One of our volunteers recounts her experience: I remembered only too well the problems everyone had when CASE was changed to PETRA, and what a difficult experience that was for all of us. However, I can honestly say it has all worked […]

Macmillan Coffee Morning

  Well done to everyone at Citizens Advice Dudley Borough for raising £121 in cake sales for our partner Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their global coffee morning on the 29th September. As a charity like ourselves, Macmillan needs to raise funds to continue their vital work in supporting people facing cancer. Nicky Wooldridge […]

Fixing Universal Credit – seeking MP support

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough believes the aims of Universal Credit – to simplify the benefit system and make work pay – are right. However, Citizens Advice analysis shows that Universal Credit is currently pushing people further into debt, and placing an even greater strain on local public services. Importantly, it found that people who came […]

Universal credit training delivered across our organisation

Lorraine Hume, Team Leader at Stourbridge has been providing training sessions on the newly rolled out Universal Credit.  Universal Credit is a means tested benefit for working age people and is being introduced nationally to replace income support, income based job seekers, income related employment support allowance, child tax credit and housing benefit.  The purpose […]