Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council proudly announces the success of its 2022-23 grant of £4,382 awarded to Citizens Advice Powys, an esteemed local resource making a positive impact. The grant enabled Citizens Advice Powys to continue providing free, confidential, impartial, and independent information and advice to residents of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn in need.
The grant continues and increases for 2023-24 to £4,475.
Citizens Advice Powys, an independent not-for-profit charity, supported by dedicated partners, specialist staff, and volunteers, is respected for promoting diversity, equality, and challenging discrimination within our community.
With a mission to empower and enhance lives, Citizens Advice Powys offers tailored advice on various challenges, including financial matters, housing, employment, and more, ensuring accessibility for all Newtown residents.
Between 1st January and 31st March 2023, Citizens Advice Powys assisted 7 clients access £28,954 of welfare benefits. 6 clients received new Personal Independent Award increasing their available income. This included £3,609 of backdated payments and £19,078 of ongoing payments.
The grant aims to improve the well-being of residents living within Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn, by providing vital advice appointments for urgent needs specifically for this community.
Aligning with the town council’s commitment to inclusivity, Citizens Advice Powys checks individuals’ postcodes to ensure they reside within the community boundaries. Their expert team offers personalised solutions, going the extra mile to accommodate those in need.
Ed Humphreys, Town Clerk said “Your town council has legal powers to assist voluntary organisations to provide information and advice about their rights”. This grant to Citizens Advice Powys for an extra service specifically for Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn demonstrates the point and is the equivalent of £1 per average household. It’s also an example of your town council working with others to enable people to fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances and help make Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn a place in which people choose to live, learn, work and visit” ”
For more information about Citizens Advice Powys and the services they offer, please visit their website at powyscitizensadvice.org.uk.