Citizens Advice Watford urges those eligible for Pension Credit to apply by 5th March. Applying by this date may give you a cost of living payment of £299.  Citizens Advice Watford is drawing attention to the window – as residents may not be aware there is still an opportunity to get the cost-of-living payment. National […]

Read our advice about your rights and responsibilities. To work out if your landlord is responsible you’ll need to find the cause of the damp and mould. This can take time unless there’s a clear cause, like bad insulation or a leaking roof. Damp is when an area of your property doesn’t dry out, often […]

Online shopping can be convenient and save you time — but whether you’re shopping for your loved one’s presents, festive decorations or just treating yourself, make sure you take steps to protect yourself. How you can be #ShopAware? Here’s our top tips to avoid scams and help you shop online safely this festive season: 1. […]

If you’re in debt to your energy supplier — you should speak, seek, save. It’s important to speak to your energy supplier as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to know… Speak to you energy supplier If you’re struggling to afford your bills, you should contact your supplier as soon as possible. Your supplier has […]

Freezing benefits causes hardship — it’s essential that the government raises them next month in the Autumn  Statement. Inflation may be starting to slow down for some goods, but the cost of living remains significantly higher than it was at this time last year. Our analysis suggests that the average low-income household has seen monthly […]

We’ve broken down the information you need to know about your energy bills. No matter which energy supplier you’re with, the following information will be on your bill, even if the bills look different — and your costs for gas and electricity will be separated out even if you receive one bill. The key things […]

A new school year brings added pressure on household budgets. Find out about help available with school costs. Free school meals The help you can get with school lunches varies depending on how old your children are and if you claim benefits. Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 automatically get free school meals. For […]

Find out about the results of Citizens Advice Watford’s Cost of Living survey and what they tell us about how so many in our community are struggling….. Citizens Advice Watford ran a Cost of Living Survey from early December 2022 to the end of March 2023 to assess the impact of the cost of living […]

Scammers reach out in a number of ways, providing substandard services and trying to take your money. This could involve someone contacting you unexpectedly by telephone or email, coming to your door with a too good to be true opportunity or offering false information through online advertising. We’re helping you stay #ScamAware by sharing 5 […]

Could you be part of an organisation which can transform people’s lives? Citizens Advice Watford are looking for new volunteer trustees to help set the strategic direction of the service and shape its future. About Us Located in the heart of the local community, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers gives advice and support […]

Citizens Advice Watford thanks volunteers for vital support as help with cost of living soars. Citizens Advice Watford has received a huge number of enquiries from people struggling to stay on top of household bills as rising prices continue to make life incredibly difficult. The local charity has helped a record number of people with […]