Local advice and guidance charity shortlisted as Best-non-Profit

26th July 2019 - 00:01

Citizens Advice Stockport has been shortlisted for the Best-non-Profit award at the Stockport Business Awards taking place on 10th October.

Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Stockport said:

“We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted for the award of Best-non-Profit at the prestigious Stockport Business Awards.  This is the first time we have entered the awards so we were extremely pleased to have been told we were shortlisted.

 “Credit must be given to all the staff and volunteers in the charity, without whom we would not be able to support all the people we do.

“We are all looking forward to the announcement on the evening of 10th October.”

More information on who has been shortlisted for other awards across Stockport can be found on the Stockport Business Awards website.

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Contact: press@castockport.org.uk

Notes to editors:

  • The Citizens Advice service covering Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford is a partnership including Citizens Advice Pennine West and Citizens Advice Stockport working together through a formal collaboration agreement to jointly deliver services in the local authority areas.

  • Together in 2018/19, the charity helped 35,000 unique clients with 74,500 issues

  • The top three advice issues are; Benefits & Tax Credits (includes Universal Credit), Debt, and Housing.

  • In 2018/19 across Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford £10.1 million extra income was gained by 1,700 clients.  The service also supported £3 million worth of debt to be written off or rescheduled for 200 clients.