Another cracking team was out yesterday evening collecting signatures for our Citizens Advice Petition.
A significant reduction in income from charitable donations and specialist projects has forced Citizens Advice York to halve the number of days that it is able to offer a drop-in service to people in our city, from four days a week to two. This comes at a time when the need for the service is growing, and is expected to increase even further as Universal Credit is rolled out city wide.
It was great to meet so many residents last night who support our call to the City Council to provide temporary, urgent funding to restore the full service of Citizens Advice. Many of the people that we have been speaking to have either used the service, or know someone who has. York needs a universal Citizens Advice service that works for everyone, not a fragmented service that only works for the few.
You can sign our petition here.