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Visit to St Paul’s & King’s Community Church

Visits to St Paul’s Church and King's Community Church I have been very fortunate to have recently been invited to social events at both of these churches. They are providing a much-needed service for the local community, especially during our current cost-of-living crisis. Both of these regular events provide support,...
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My work experience – Alistair Atkinson

Once again, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering for North Herts Citizens Advice. I relished being given the responsibility to design and deliver my own workshop on how students can more effectively manage their finances at university. Being asked to do this made me feel valued and I found...
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Book a workshop

STOP PRESS: Community Workshops - Now taking bookings! We are now taking bookings for our financial capability community workshops both online and face to face at Create Community (19-29 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3BB). The aim of these workshops is to improve the financial education and wellbeing of...
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Meet Marie – one of our Debt and Benefit Advisers

Meet Marie, Debt and Benefits Adviser at Citizens Advice North Herts
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Energy Saving Community Workshop

Last week we ran another face-to-face Financial Capability community workshop for the volunteers at the local Foodbank. This was an Energy Saving workshop, covering the following: Current energy crisis Energy efficiency – making savings at home Fuel poverty Priority service register Discounts & Grants Smart meters & In-home-display units Switching...
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Financial Capability Community Workshops – Phase 1

The Letchworth Financial Health Project have now completed phase 1 of their financial capability community workshops and we are happy to announce that the following four workshops are now available to attend both face to face and online, whatever suits you 😊. If you are interested in any (or hopefully...
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Talk Money Week 2021

Last week was Talk Money Week, this is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Money and Pensions Service to encourage everyone to open up and talk more about money issues. It aims to reduce the stigma around money by encouraging conversations among families, friends, neighbours, customers, colleagues, and communities....
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A Volunteer Trustee’s story

I am Liberty and have grown up in North Hertfordshire. I am currently completing my LPC and Masters in London, working and volunteering as a Trustee. How did I become a Trustee? I had volunteered as an administrator at Citizens Advice in Hackney for 6 months whilst completing my Law...
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Acorn’s “Pop Up In The Park” Event

Promoting the Letchworth Financial Health project at Acorn’s “Pop up in the Park” events. “Acorn Activities” is funded by the Barnardo’s charity which helps vulnerable children & young people, it supports them, their parents and carers. In this area its primary goal is to support children aged 2-4 years old...
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My volunteer story – Alistair Atkinson

Alistair Atkinson CANH Volunteer Story
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Financial capability community workshop – Budgeting

Last week we ran our second live Financial Capability workshop for the volunteers at Jackie’s Drop In Centre. This was a Budgeting workshop, and we covered the following: what we mean by budgeting why it is useful to budget how to go about doing a regular budget plan how to...
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First Financial Capability Workshop

Last week we ran our first live Financial Capability workshop for the volunteers at Jackies Drop In Centre. This was an introductory workshop and we covered the following: An introduction to the Letchworth Financial Health Project Attitudes To Money Money Related Issues Future Financial Capability Workshops Where to find online...
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Five Things You Need to Know About Citizens Advice North Herts

Five Things You Need to Know About Citizens Advice North Herts
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Benefit Entitlement

Are you maximising your income by claiming all benefits due to you? Entitlement is dependant on different factors such as your... Employment status NI contributions Health Conditions Income and savings Please join our Facebook Group page and become part of the Letchworth Financial Health conversation, a place to to discuss...
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Council Tax Reductions

Did you know that Council Tax Arrears is one of the top enquiry areas for our debt Clients, yet Council Tax Reductions are very poorly advertised and consequently very rarely claimed!   So many people are unaware that they can claim a council tax reduction/discount. You may be eligible for...
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Recording Flexible Costs

One of the first steps to creating your budget is to calculate your monthly flexible costs. Why not download our Flexible Costs template and start recording your costs. Please join our Facebook Group page and become part of the Letchworth Financial Health conversation, a place to to discuss money matters and discover...
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Recording Fixed Costs

One of the first steps to creating your budget is to record your monthly fixed costs. Watch this animation for more information and download our Fixed Costs Please join our Facebook Group page and become part of the Letchworth Financial Health conversation, a place to to discuss money matters and discover tips...
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Keeping a Spending Diary

Keeping a spending diary is a great way to track your regular expenses, watch this animated image for more information and download the spending diary template Spending Diary Please join our Facebook Group page and become part of the Letchworth Financial Health conversation, a place to to discuss money matters and discover...
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Use a Credit Union instead of a Loan Shark

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) - Stop Loan Sharks Project are encouraging people to join their local credit union instead of borrowing from loan sharks and high-cost lenders, to help promote safer lending and borrowing and to protect consumers from unscrupulous money lenders. Watch the following  animations to...
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Volunteer Information Morning

Fancy developing your skills and making an impact in your community? Come to our virtual Volunteer Information Morning to find out how to become a Volunteer Trainee Adviser:   DATE: Thursday 25th February 2021 TIME: 10am-11am Via Zoom Email volunteering@nhdcab.org.uk  for more details
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