A Little Advice

A Little Advice

At our recent open day, we unveiled an exhibition inspired by the street art of Slinkachu.  Entitled ‘A Little Advice’, it aimed to use miniature figures more usually seen on train sets to articulate the kinds of social issues and situations which our advisers regularly assist with.

The scenes – exhibited live, and as photographs – created real talking points, and helped people gain a greater understanding of our work, which often can be difficult, when we offer confidentiality when people approach us for advice.

Dealing with Life’s Transitions – Bereavement. Death can often be a taboo subject, but it something we should talk about more before it happens, as well as having to deal with the after effects when it does. For more links about the subject, see the Citizens Advice website here https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/relationships/death-and-wills/what-to-do-after-a-death/ and Dying Matters here http://www.dyingmatters.org/
Dealing with Life’s Transitions – Bereavement.
Death can often be a taboo subject, but it something we should talk about more before it happens, as well as having to deal with the after effects when it does. For more links about the subject, see the Citizens Advice website here https://hartcitizensadvice.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/settled-and-safe-a-local-case-study/ and Dying Matters here http://www.dyingmatters.org/

We have included some of the scenes which generated the most interest on this blog post.  You can find the full set on our Pinterest site at https://uk.pinterest.com/hartCAB/a-little-advice/ together with the accompanying descriptions for each scene, and links to advice and information on the Citizens Advice website.  If you have an account, you will need to log-on to see them.  If you do not have an account, you will need to create an account, which is very simple.

If you would rather not create an account, you can see a ‘potted version’ of the set on Instagram, at our account https://www.instagram.com/citizensadvicehart/ All of the photos are there, but the descriptions are shorter, and do not include the links.

And we are planning to exhibit the photos around the local area when we get the opportunity.  We hope the scenes give you an insight into the kind of issues we deal with regularly #aLittleAdvice

Helping people across Hart. From our offices in Fleet and Yateley, we’re here to offer free, confidential, independent and impartial advice, whether you are in Blackwater, Hawley, Bramshill, Church Crookham, Crondall, Crookham Village, Dogmersfield, Elvetham Heath, Eversley, Ewshot, Greywell, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Hook, Long Sutton, Mattingley, Odiham, Rotherwick, South Warnborough or Winchfield
Helping people across Hart.
From our offices in Fleet and Yateley, we’re here to offer free, confidential, independent and impartial advice, whether you are in Blackwater, Hawley, Bramshill, Church Crookham, Crondall, Crookham Village, Dogmersfield, Elvetham Heath, Eversley, Ewshot, Greywell, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Hook, Long Sutton, Mattingley, Odiham, Rotherwick, South Warnborough or Winchfield
Domestic Abuse. Many people do not realise abuse can occur after a relationship has ended, and be financial or psychological as well as physical. Anyone can come in to seek help around domestic abuse from their local Citizens Advice. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-citizens-advice-works/media/press-releases/realities-of-domestic-abuse-not-widely-known-says-citizens-advice/
Domestic Abuse.
Many people do not realise abuse can occur after a relationship has ended, and be financial or psychological as well as physical. Anyone can come in to seek help around domestic abuse from their local Citizens Advice. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-citizens-advice-works/media/press-releases/realities-of-domestic-abuse-not-widely-known-says-citizens-advice/
Struggling to pay energy bills? One of the first effects of poverty is not being to afford energy bills. Many people come to us for advice on what to do if they cannot afford to pay their gas, electricity of water bills. More information at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-help-paying-your-bills/struggling-to-pay-your-energy-bills/
Struggling to pay energy bills?
One of the first effects of poverty is not being to afford energy bills. Many people come to us for advice on what to do if they cannot afford to pay their gas, electricity of water bills. More information at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-help-paying-your-bills/struggling-to-pay-your-energy-bills/

 

Consumer Advice – car faults. You might have just bought a car, if it develops a fault just weeks after you have bought it, or a failed MOT reveals a massive fault that you had not been expecting. For an example, see https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-citizens-advice-works/media/press-releases/dodgy-used-cars-display-faults-within-weeks-of-purchase/ And for more general consumer advice from Citizens Advice, see https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/
Consumer Advice – car faults.
You might have just bought a car, if it develops a fault just weeks after you have bought it, or a failed MOT reveals a massive fault that you had not been expecting. For an example, see https://hartcitizensadvice.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/settled-and-safe-a-local-case-study/ And for more general consumer advice from Citizens Advice, see https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/
Universal Credit has started to replace 6 benefits (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income related Employment & Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit & Housing Benefit) with a single monthly payment when out of work or on low income. It is being phased in, currently just to new claimants who are single. Get in touch if you need our help. For more details: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/
Universal Credit has started to replace 6 benefits (Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income related Employment & Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit & Housing Benefit) with a single monthly payment when out of work or on low income. It is being phased in, currently just to new claimants who are single. Get in touch if you need our help. For more details: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/
Lack of Repairs by Landlords. We deal with a full range of issues associated with private rented accommodation, both in terms of advice and as part of our ‘Settled and Safe’ campaign. For more details of a recent case study together with links to further information, see https://hartcitizensadvice.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/settled-and-safe-a-local-case-study/
Lack of Repairs by Landlords.
We deal with a full range of issues associated with private rented accommodation, both in terms of advice and as part of our ‘Settled and Safe’ campaign. For more details of a recent case study together with links to further information, see https://hartcitizensadvice.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/settled-and-safe-a-local-case-study/
Anti-Social Behaviour by Neighbours. More information on neighbour disputes, include those caused by disputes over too much noise. More information at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/problems-where-you-live/neighbour-disputes/
Anti-Social Behaviour by Neighbours.
More information on neighbour disputes, include those caused by disputes over too much noise.
More information at https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/problems-where-you-live/neighbour-disputes/