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Film that gained a story from St Anns Advice Centre wins BAFTA

The film, ‘I Daniel Blake’ has won a BAFTA. The film was made by Ken Loach who carried out research for the film at St Ann’s Advice Centre to understand the problems faced by benefit claimants in the city.
Mr Loach met advisors, staff and people suffering on benefits before starting work on the film.

Debbie Webster, manager at the centre, said:
“We are long standing advisors and he wanted to talk to people who are feeling the consequences and the impact of the welfare regime. He went into the food bank and met some of our clients.

Benefit Cap

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European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) / Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
Financial Inclusion Strand – Lead body St Anns Advice Group

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Financial resilience

Advice Nottingham have been exploring the issues around the development of a city wide financial resilience plan. The below lists what we’ve done, together with partners:

Success for St Anns Foodbank campaign

On 7 June 2016, St Anns Advice Group reported that stocks were dangerously low at their foodbank, who provide for vulnerable people on zero income. The foodbank does not receive any food from supermarkets and runs independently so heavily relies on local donations, but on this occasion, donations had fallen.

Advice Nottingham immediately launched a campaign, sent out press releases and reached out to the Twitter community.

Advice Nottingham becomes official partner of Nottingham in Parliament Day

Advice Nottingham have been successful in becoming an official partner for Nottingham in Parliament Day (25 Oct 2016), an annual, one-day take-over of Westminster – showcasing and celebrating the institutions, businesses and people that make Nottingham great.

Advice Nottingham are looking forward to taking part and showcasing the work we do to help vulnerable people in Nottingham.

For more information on Nottingham in Parliament Day, visit their website: http://www.nottinghaminparliamentday.uk

Success for Nottingham Legal Walk

Members of Advice Nottingham recently took part in the Nottingham Legal Walk, a fundraising 10km walk around the city to raise awareness and money for free legal advice provision.

St Anns Advice, Citizens Advice Nottingham & District, and Nottingham Law Centre all took part. The Law Centre were particularly successful in their fundraising efforts, raising an incredible £1200. And there’s great news as the Midland Legal Support Trust has agreed to match fund all donations raised.

Members hope to take part in walk again next year

The True Cost of Austerity new report

Advice Nottingham has launched it’s new report entitled ‘The True Cost of Austerity’ authored by Chris Dearden, former Policy and Campaigns Officer.
Download the report here: http://www.advicenottingham.org.uk/system/files/The%20True%20Cost%20of%20Austerity.pdf

Nottingham named in top 10 deprived areas in the country

Nottingham has been named as the eighth most deprived area in the country in a report published by the Government.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show deprivation in the city has risen by almost eight per cent in the last five years.

The figures are from the Index of Deprivation, which is published by the ONS every five years, and it means more than a third of neighbourhoods in the city are in the top 10 per cent for most deprived areas.

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