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Health and Wellbeing report

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We have been conducting research on whether the advice we give has an impact on the health and wellbeing of our clients. Why are we researching health and wellbeing? Health and wellbeing is an increasingly important topic. On average, 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems and mental health is the most commonly occurring…

80 Year Anniversary Event and Liverpool City Region report launch

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of the first Citizens Advice. To celebrate this anniversary Citizens Advice has teamed up with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to produce the “Communities and Growth” publication, a report which details the impact Citizens Advice has in resolving people’s problems across the Liverpool City Region.…

Research on Mental Health and Benefits

Why are we doing this research? Within Knowsley, the percentage of unemployed and economically inactive residents is greater than that of the general Great British population.  Of particular note, almost 40% of Knowsley residents are classed as long-term sick, and many of these individuals will either be in need of or in receipt of at…

Meet Our New Outreach General Adviser

We’re pleased to introduce our brand new Outreach General Adviser, Sharon Fender. Sharon joined Citizens Advice Knowsley as a volunteer in October 2016. In June 2017 she became a Financial Capability Worker (Money Buddy) and supported our clients with money advice across our Kirkby, Huyton and Halewood locations. In January 2018 she started a new…

New Partnership with Enterprise Hub

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Citizens Advice Knowsley have entered a new partnership with Enterprise Hub, the enterprise gateway for business start-up support in Merseyside. What is Enterprise Hub? Enterprise Hub offers expert advice and support to local residents who are thinking of starting a business or becoming self-employed, bringing together expert community organisations from across the Liverpool City region.…

Highlights From Our Readability Project

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We recently completed our Readability research. Readability is defined as the ease with which a written text can be understood, and our project focused on how easy benefit letters are to read and understand. We investigated this issue analysing the text of sample benefit letters, and analysing the results from our questionnaire which was completed…