Welcome to Citizens Advice Havering
Citizens Advice Havering provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of subjects to people living or working in the London Borough of Havering.
We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward-whoever they are, and whatever their problem. For everyone for over eighty years.
Undertaking research and campaigning to improve policies and practices that affect people’s lives is one of the twin aims of Citizens Advice and has always been a high priority for our service.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU
Since the pandemic came into effect we have had to think and work differently. at Citizens Advice Havering we want to keep supporting you in the safest way that we can.
We have found that we can help a majority of our clients ever the phone however, we may see clients face to face should it be necessary to do so. Please follow the steps below so that we can discuss your needs and determine the best way forward for your case and circumstances.
Call the local or national number or visit our website to get help
Our service is available over the phone, face-to-face (appointment only), and online through our website.
INITIAL NEED ASSESSMENT
We will provide the right information and walk you through the steps you need to take in some instances your case may need a specialist or it’s not an area we can help you with. In this circumstance, we may refer you to other organizations that can help you.
SUPPORT OR REFERRAL
LOCAL SUPPORT NUMBER
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 am-12:30 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm
Thursday 1 pm– 3:30 pm
NATIONAL SUPPORT NUMBER
Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
If you call the local number out of hours or our advisers are busy, you will automatically be transferred to the national number for support.
Email advice can be obtained via our website, clicking on the Email Advice button and selecting the area you would like advice on.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Access to our services at community hubs at Harold Hill and Rainham is appointment-based. Book via https://www.haveringcommunityhub.com/
Services are offered from a variety of venues, as follows:
MONTHLY ADVICE COLUMN - APRIL 2022
STRUGGLING TO STAY ON TOP OF HOUSEHOLD BILLS
The April advice column appeared in Friday's (29 April) edition of the Romford Recorder on page 33– see the link below.
I am a single parent, with two young children. I am already struggling to stay on top of my household bills; my weekly food shop isn’t stretching as far anymore and now my energy bill is going up too. I don’t know how I’m going to afford all of these price rises. What can I do to stop my finances spiralling out of control?
First of all, you are not alone in this and there’s support to help you.
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Citizens Advice Havering is supporting The England Illegal Money Lending Team’s Stop Loan Sharks Valentines Campaign.
STOP LOAN SHARKS
Citizens Advice Havering volunteer, Jan Clampett, has won a national short story competition organised by the England Illegal Money Lending Team*. Released as part of the Stop Loan Sharks* Christmas campaign, Jan’s entry warns of the dangers of getting involved with a loan shark. Her story is as follows:-