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5th Jul, 2022

Stratford MP hears views on welfare reform

MP Nadhim Zahawi has been hearing people’s views on welfare reform and how it affects them.

Mr Zahawi met caseworkers, volunteers and clients to hear about the work at Stratford and District Citizens Advice.

The Stratford MP was told how life had become more difficult for their clients due to recent welfare reforms.

And the ‘just about managing’ (JAM) households were a feature too with more than half of the CAB clients now in work but struggling to make ends meet.

Stratford and Warwick Citizens Advice services will be merging in April to become the new Citizens Advice South Warwickshire.

The new organisation will continue to provide the existing services and also develop much needed services for the future.

Aidan Knox, manager of the new Citizens Advice South Warwickshire, said: “We have a good working partnership with Mr Zahawi. His office can refer constituents with problems to us and he has been able to move cases of ours forward when we’ve hit a wall.

“We welcome his offer of support with fundraising as we are going to need sufficient funding to meet the needs of the growing number of vulnerable people in our community.”

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