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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.

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I’m a single parent and lost my job during the pandemic. My local Citizens Advice helped me apply for Universal Credit which has been really helpful to cover some of the income I’ve lost. But I’m very worried about the upcoming £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit - I don't know how I'll be able to pay for the school uniforms and shoes, especially as they grow so fast! Is there any other support out there to help plug the gap?

Advice

If you're on a low income or unemployed, you might be able to get help with some of the costs of sending your child to school, including...

Citizens Advice Havering is supporting The England Illegal Money Lending Team’s Stop Loan Sharks Valentines Campaign.

The following article by journalist Adriana Elgueta appeared on page 11 of the 18 December 2020 edition of the Romford Recorder

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:-

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