Council and advice organisations join forces in anti-poverty work
Efforts to reduce poverty and improve the financial well-being of Denbighshire residents remains a priority for the Council as it awards a new four year contract to Citizens Advice Denbighshire to carry out work on its behalf.
CAD were selected to provide an independent, confidential and free consumer advice service for Denbighshire residents. This service will be effective in preventing and reducing issues around benefits and tax credits, debt, energy housing, fuel, employment, consumer and family / relationship issues.
The organisation already has a strong track record of working in Denbighshire, having delivered a benefits service after cuts were made to the service offered by the Council.
CAD will provide a specialist welfare service, looking at all aspects of the benefits available to residents. They will provide support to individuals with benefit reviews and appeals process, will help mitigate any issues arising from Universal Credit and will generally direct people to the correct advice at the right time.
Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Cabinet Lead Member for Finance said: “We’re delighted to have CAD back on board to help with the work of providing a real benefits service, assisting residents to deal with financial concerns and making sure they are aware of all the support and advice that is available to them.
“We have already seen some ground-breaking projects happen in Denbighshire and we look forward to working closely with Citizens Advice Denbighshire, to make sure we build a community that is resilient”.