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Advice Plymouth work with Plymouth City Council to raise awareness of benefits and other support and advice available.  This page has information about current Advice Plymouth Campaigns and local campaigns supported by the member agencies.

 

PIP Application Delays

Have you (or someone you know or care for) experienced delays in the current Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process? If so, you may not be alone. Read more at www.cnsw.org.uk and find out how you can make your voice heard!

 

Report A Scam

Action Fraud provide a central contact point for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
Report it now by calling
0300 123 2040 or Report Online

 

#fitforwork Campaign

Citizen’s Advice Bureau have launched the national ‘Make ESA fit for work’ campaign for 2014. Have you ever claimed Employment Support Allowance? Do you know someone experiencing difficulties claiming disability benefit? Share your story here.

 

Health and social care in your area

Our current campaign is focusing on health and wellbeing. You can find out more on being part of consultation on health and social care in your area as well as find information and advice on making a complaint and seeking support  through Healthwatch.

 

Register to Vote

Don’t lose your Voice, register to vote. For more information on registering to vote and your rights click here.

 

PCC Consultations

You are able to make a difference to your community directly with Plymouth City Council. To have your say as part of the council’s consultations, click here to find the calendar of consultations in your area.

 

Welfare Reform

There have been many changes to benefits over the past couple of years including Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, sickness and disability benefits and Tax Credits, and the changes aren’t finished yet.

This is your chance to tell your story about how you have been affected by the changes.

 

Blue Badges

Age UK have reported an increase in the number of people being turned down for Blue Badges and needing to appeal. To find out more about eligibility click here. If you have had problems, please tell us your story.

 

Employment

We have finished collating and analysing the results of the recent employment survey. Check back soon for a full report on the findings. It is not too late to submit your story on bullying or other difficulties in the workplace, these can still inform our social policy work. Keep up to date on our blog.

 

Bailiffs

Citizens Advice are campaigning for

  • Tighter regulation of the bailiff industry
  • More support for debtors from the local authority and
  • For consumers to be more aware of their rights regarding bailiffs

 

Here in Plymouth, the local authority has recently changed the bailiff company that they are using and we would like to know if this means a real improvement for people in Plymouth.

  • Have you had a visit from the Bailiffs?
  • Which bailiff company was it?
  • What notice did you have that they were coming?
  • Were they polite?
  • How much was your original fine and what charges were added to it?
  • Please tell us your story

 

Consumer Issues

Plymouth CAB is leading the Campaigns Network South West (formerly Consumer Network South West) who are currently campaigning to improve the practices of Payday Lenders.

Based on a Concept by Advice Sheffield.
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