£25,000 for Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Peterborough has been awarded £25,000 through the Martin Lewis Fund to deliver a project which offers tailored support to people who need help to beat substance misuse.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 4:00 pm
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The project will work with clients accessing the Aspire Drug and Alcohol Treatment service to provide advice around the issues that may set back their recovery.

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The funding comes from a £1 million donation from Martin Lewis to Citizens Advice in 2015.

TV money-saving expert Martin said: “Few realise Citizens Advice, which is at the bedrock of British society, is a charity not a government agency – a shame as the work it does is truly life saving. 

“I’ve met many people who were suicidal over legal or money life challenges they couldn’t cope with, yet a visit to their local Citizens Advice put them on the path to dealing with it. As a huge fan of the organisation, I wanted to do something to help it reach out and improve people’s lives, and I’m excited to see where this takes us.”