Citizens Advice East Hampshire
signs up to provide advice services
Advice services in East Hampshire will be provided by
Citizens Advice East Hampshire for the next two years after a new funding
agreement with East Hampshire District Council.
EHDC awarded the contract
to Citizens Advice following a procurement process during which
organisations were invited to bid for the right to deliver services.
It will provide advice on
issues ranging from debt to employment and from consumer disputes to
The contract, worth
£186,000 per year, will begin on October 6 2017.
It is the start of a new
way of working with community organisations which will see the council
commissioning services through a formal procurement process.
Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC’s
Portfolio Holder for Customer Relations, said: “We are looking forward to
working in partnership with Citizens Advice to ensure flexible and
targeted services are offered to our communities.
“This is the beginning of a
new era in how EHDC supports the voluntary sector. We will increasingly
be commissioning services in this way to ensure they provide value for
money and deliver the right service to the right people.”
Helen Drake, Chief
Executive of Citizens Advice East Hampshire, said: “We are delighted to
be able to continue our partnership with East Hampshire District Council.
“Our advisers last year
helped more than 5,500 local residents resolve over 15,000 issues, and we
look forward, under this new contract, to building on this to meet the
advice needs of East Hants communities.”
Media Contact: Will
Parsons, EHDC Communications Officer, 01730 2304030