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Cost of Living Resources

If you need help go to Dudley Eventbrite Cost of Living Hubs Appointments to book an appointment at a venue   Please find below links to some useful resources if you are struggling: A Guide to Benefits and How to Claim A guide to cutting your Energy Bills Affordable Broadband Factsheet Assure water tariff application […]

Are you a bereaved parent?

Bereavement Support Payment & Widowed Parents Allowance Bereaved parents who lost their partner between 9 April 2001 and 8 February 2023 may be eligible for backdated government payments. In February the Government extended eligibility for Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parent’s Allowance to cohabiting parents with dependent children – benefits designed to help with the […]

Cost of Living Hubs Update 19th September 2023

Please note for week beginning 18th September for 1 week only, our Cost of Living Hubs will not be running. The Hubs will resume w/b 25th September In addition, please note that as of Wednesday 27th September onwards, our Brierley Hill Hub has moved to a Wednesday and will be alternating with our Halesowen Hub. […]

Illegal Money Lending Team (ILMT) attending our Cost of Living Hubs

The Illegal Money Lending Team (ILMT) will be attending our Cost of Living hubs in June to share awareness on the dangers of lending money from loan sharks. For free advice and information from West Midlands Police, Scams Team Trading Standards & IMLT please join us at the following venues and meet Sharky:   1st […]

Citizens Advice Dudley and Wolverhampton wins a West Midlands Public Health Award!

On Saturday 20th May, the West Midlands Public Health Awards celebrated the contributions made by individuals and organisations working to improve public health outcomes across the region. Citizens Advice Dudley and Wolverhampton were both humbled and thrilled to be amongst the nominees for an award for our Cost of Living Support Hubs that were set […]

Cost of Living Hubs Update

Due to significant demand for our hubs we have implemented the following criteria: Households are allowed to attend up to 3 times. This is for any of our hubs (i.e. 3 times across any hub and not per hub) There needs to be a minimum of 12 days between each appointment. If you have attended […]

Citizens Advice Dudley and Wolverhampton working with the Multiply Project

Citizens Advice Dudley & Wolverhampton is working with Multiply, a new government-funded scheme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. Multiply offers easy access to free numeracy courses and initiatives that can help you brush up your maths skills and help you become more confident with numbers. Whether you need help in managing your bills, […]

Update on our Cost of Living Hubs

Dudley Empowerment partnership, in collaboration with Citizens Advice, opened their first 2 of 4 cost of living hubs as of 30th January. As of last week, we have supported 1,645 clients with immediate poverty relieving practical support which has been phenomenal. Thank you to everyone that has supported us to make it happen! Update: Changes […]

Local Voluntary Organisations Survey

The University of Wolverhampton is carrying out a survey on behalf of the Cross Sector Forum of local voluntary organisations, supported by the City of Wolverhampton Council. As we emerge from the restrictions of COVID-19 the role of the VCSE Sector will be even more important than ever in helping people to live the best […]

TalkBanStop – Gambling Support

COVID means that many of us are spending more time online than ever before, not only as a distraction but as a form of escapism. Without the entertainment of family, friends, night’s out, sports games etc., what is there. More people are turning to gambling as a way to pass the time without realising the […]