Focus on – On line shopping

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Online spending is increasing, in 2016 £154 billion was spent via the internet in the UK. Many online sales are with established reputable businesses but on line consumers should always be careful. Don’t pay for anything by transferring money directly to people or companies you don’t know – It’s doubtful a bank will be able to recover or refund your …

Disabled people in the South Hams can be more than £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit, Citizens Advice reveals

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  Citizens Advice South Hams has said that some disabled people in the area could be around £300 a month worse off under Universal Credit compared to the previous system. The local charity has already helped 217 people with Universal Credit since it was rolled out on September 5th this year.  Of these, 87 were disabled or had a long-term …

The Citizen Advice, Energy Advice team are gearing up for another winter

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This year Citizens Advice South Hams will be extending its work and offering Energy Advice Checks in foodbanks and jobcentres to try and reach people who not only have problems paying for energy but are living in damp and draughty homes.  The local charity will help people find the cheapest deals, apply for discounts and grants, help reduce energy and …

Special Pub Quiz

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Pub Quiz at The Sea Trout Inn, Staverton.  See below for details Pub Quiz.website

Helping people with Universal Credit

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Independent, tailored support to make an initial claim Universal Credit is the biggest welfare reform we’ve seen. When it’s fully rolled out, around 7 million households will be on the benefit in a huge variety of situations — those looking for work, those in low income work, and those who are unable to work. For Universal Credit to be successful it must work …

FOCUS ON – Attendance Allowance

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If you or someone you know is over 65, has care needs or is vulnerable and doesn’t already receive a disability payment, they may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. Lots of older people who struggle with day to day care aren’t claiming Attendance Allowance that could help them stay independent in their own homes longer, because they think they aren’t …