Better access to post is key to ending homelessness catch-22

Citizens Advice has revealed an unnecessary catch-22 that is stopping homeless people accessing public services because they don’t have a fixed postal address. Failure to receive important correspondence from public services including banks, healthcare, Jobcentres, courts and housing services can have serious consequences. For example, homeless people could have their benefits sanctioned, drop down waiting … Read more

New benefit assessments damaging the health of Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable

Those who have lost benefits cutting back on heating and increasing debts A report by Citizens Advice Greater Manchester shows that more than 85% of people living with a disability or serious long-term health condition had their mental or physical health affected by the stress of being reassessed for benefits, according to a study by … Read more

Citizens Advice Greater Manchester partnership launches

Alison Haynes named as Chair of new group Alison Haynes has been appointed to head up the new Citizens Advice Greater Manchester partnership – with the group aiming to deliver millions of pounds in saving to the NHS and other public services across Greater Manchester. The newly formed group has been created following a partnership … Read more