This week, Citizens Advice services across England and Wales are using the hashtag #WeAreCitizensAdvice on social media, to introduce the faces behind our service and raise awareness of the important work we do.

Our team work across Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford supporting people with a wide range of issues, from benefits, debt, employment, housing, immigration, health, family and everything in between.

We asked colleagues to share a short message and photo for us to post on Twitter and Instagram.

Here are some…

“I’m a single parent and lost my job during the pandemic. My local Citizens Advice helped me apply for Universal Credit which has been really helpful to cover some of the income I’ve lost.

But I’m very worried about the upcoming £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit ‐ I don’t know how I’ll be able to pay for the school uniforms and shoes, especially as they grow so fast!

Is there any other support out there to help plug the gap?”

If you’re on a low income or employed, you might be able to get help with some of the costs of sending your child to school, including school meals, transport and uniform. It’s always worth talking to your local education authority to see what support is available as some of…

One of the most common debts our advisers help with is Council Tax,

but what actually is Council Tax, and who needs to pay it?

Council Tax is payable to your local council. It pays for essential local services, including:

Hayley Wright

Comms and Engagement Lead working with Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford

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