Citizens Advice Peterborough

Citizens Advice Peterborough

At a glance

Causes

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Men
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Citizens Advice Peterborough [CAP] is an independent charity and a member of national Citizens Advice, a network of 360 individual federated charities operating under the Citizens Advice brand; CAP has fully adopted the aims, principles and values of that organisation. These are: 

  • To provide the advice people need for the problems they have
  • To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives
  • The service is free, independent, confidential and impartial to everyone on his or her rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and fairness and challenges discrimination.
  • We focus on clients, achieve results and continuously look to improve by valuing each other and working together.

CAP works closely with partner agencies to provide linked up solutions to clients problems, currently our key active partners include Carezone, Peterborough Foodbank, Peterborough City Council and DWP to actively assist those who are destitute or in crisis. Help consists both with practical pragmatic help and assistance but also with advice and advocacy to ensure no reoccurrence of the issue. 
 

Activities

CAP serves the local community from offices in central Peterborough and has outreaches at local libraries, community centres and community hubs. A visit to our office will give you a clear sense of the commitment, professionalism and dedication of our staff and volunteers as soon as you walk in.

We currently employ just over 15 staff, most of who work on a full-time basis, and we have over 70 volunteers in client advisory and administration roles. In the last year, over 8000 unique clients came to our offices or contacted us by telephone or email and collectively brought to us more than 20000 issues and problems they wanted help and guidance with. The main areas of enquiry are debt, benefits, employment, relationships and housing.

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