Citizens Advice Winchester District provides free advice to anyone in the local community regardless of their situation. We give advice on a range of issues, including human rights, family issues, employment and housing problems, but undoubtedly the most common issues we help people with are money, debt and benefits advice. We also gather evidence on unfair processes or requirements from our clients which we use to influence national and local policy.Why the community needs us
Our caring, supportive advice service is of enormous benefit to the local community. We've helped vulnerable clients avoid eviction from their homes, enabled individuals to stand up for their rights in relation to a landlord or employer and have helped thousands of people facing disadvantage get the right financial support in welfare benefits. We know that our advice can literally be life-changing for some people and improve an individuals health and well being.Our impact on the community
We help between 5,000 and 6,000 individual clients every year with over 12,700 issues. Just under half of those we help we see in person , either in our office in Winchester or Bishop's Waltham or at one of our outreach services in Alresford, Denmead, Wickham and at HM Prison Winchester.
We are always on the look-out for people to join our annual adviser volunteer training programme. No experience is necessary as full training and supervision is provided.