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Newly-qualified advisors at Citizens Advice Enfield
Newly-qualified advisors at Citizens Advice Enfield

Citizens Advice Enfield has been helping local people for decades, writes Andrew Gurr

Citizens Advice Enfield is celebrating eight decades of supporting residents in the borough.

With nearly 4,000 families assisted this year alone, the charity based in Ponders End aims to provide advice and assistance to anyone in Enfield who requires social welfare support.

Common problems that Citizens Advice Enfield helps to resolve include issues with benefits, debt, employment, immigration, housing and homelessness. A new service will also be starting in doctors’ surgeries next year to help residents access the help they need.

Citizens Advice Enfield chief executive Jill Harrison said: “At the moment, our key priorities are helping local people to sort out [problems with] Universal Credit and making sure that all European Union citizens in the borough apply for settlement before the December 2020 deadline.”

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Citizens Advice Enfield is also a key partner of Enfield Connections, a local information and advice service commissioned by Enfield Council.

Jill added: “We deliver advice to disabled people, older people and those with long term health conditions as part of the Enfield Connections service.”

Advice can be sought via email, phone, or in person. Drop-in sessions take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Vincent House in Nags Head Road, Ponders End, but people are advised to arrive before 9.30am to guarantee being seen.

To find out more about Citizens Advice Enfield:
Call 03454 040 506
Visit citizensadviceenfield.org.uk

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