Relationship goes from strength to strength

Relationship goes from strength to strength

Citizens Advice Wigan Borough will continue to support residents with free, independent, and impartial advice as Wigan Council renews its partnership with the local charity.

Since 2018, Citizens Advice Wigan Borough, has supported residents with financial support, debt and energy advice, support with benefits, housing matters and much more.

During that time, the council and Citizens Advice has developed a strong relationship which will continue to go from strength to strength over the next five years. 

Councillor Susan Gambles, cabinet member for welfare at Wigan Council, said: “The cost-of-living crisis has put a lot of pressure on our families and we’re witnessing its impact first-hand. We want to remind communities that we are here for them and to reach out to us as soon as their circumstances change to see what support they might be entitled to.

“Citizens Advice Wigan Borough has been a lifeline to many residents and I’m pleased that we will continue to build on this excellent long term relationship for the benefit of our customers.”

Lisa Kidston, Chief Officer at Citizens Advice Wigan Borough, said: “We're really pleased to continue working with Wigan Council and Age UK Wigan Borough to provide access to quality assured, free, impartial, and confidential advice.

"Over the last 12 months, we have seen the impact that the cost-of-living crisis is having on residents which is why this service is more important than ever.”

Citizens Advice Wigan Borough hosts several drop-in events across the borough. For more information about the sessions and the advice and support available, please visit Citizens Advice Wigan Borough (external link)  Alternatively call 0808 2787 801, Monday - Friday, 1pm - 5pm or email

Posted on Thursday 8th February 2024

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