Today we have written to all candidates standing at the general election in Sheffield and sent them Citizens Advice’s “Manifesto for the next government” which sets out policy solutions in five key areas. You can read the letter and manifesto for more information.
From April 2017, the Sheffield Advocacy Hub will deliver all statutory advocacy in Sheffield. Sheffield Advocacy Hub is provided by Citizens Advice Sheffield, in partnership with Disability Sheffield, Voiceability and Cloverleaf Advocacy. All current clients of the four partners will continue to receive advocacy support in the same way – there will be no interruption or change.
The report appraises the introduction of PIP for people already receiving DLA. It draws attention to some serious concerns, including about the impact of this change on some older people, the difficulties people with mental health problems and Deaf people have with this transition, the quality of DWP decision making and the overall consequences of reduced or nil awards.
We launched our new report “How we help people” at an event on 24 January 2017, attended by about 90 people. The report can be found here, together with a summary of the outcome of our client survey, which can be found here