Citizens Advice Medway is a registered charity that offers free, independent and impartial advice to the whole of Medway on a range of issues including Housing, Welfare Benefits, Employment, Debt, Family Law and many others.
Advice matters to the people we help and to society. We want free advice to continue and it’s time we shouted about what we do from the rafters, to let everyone - from the public we serve to the funders we depend on - know about the awesome work we do.
The 75th birthday of national Citizens Advice gives us an opportunity to highlight the value of the Citizens Advice service and increase awareness and support among the public and people who make decisions. As this campaign will be running until May 2015, Citizens Advice hopes to reach a wide range of people with this latest campaign.
We want to get as many people as possible to make the following pledge:
“I support the advice for the future campaign because free advice makes society better and matters to me. I want people like Citizens Advice to be able to continue to offer free advice, through a range of channels, so it’s available to everyone who needs it.”
This will help us to get local authorities, Government, and major political parties to recognise advice services as vital public services and commit resources to them appropriately.
First off, we need you to sign our online pledge. We’d then like you to ask everyone you know – family, friends, colleagues and clients – to sign right away. The pledge can be signed by anyone and everyone, to demonstrate their support for free advice services.
As we move through the year, we're planning on expanding beyond just the pledge. The pledge is the first step towards making people recognise how important the Citizens Advice service is and how much that members of the public are greatful that it exists.