Find out who you can turn to for advice and who will speak up for you when things aren't right.
Dealing with money issues can sometimes be off-putting, but if you don't understand how things like credit or mortgages work, you could end up losing out financially or getting yourself deep in debt.
Find out what your rights are if your relationship has broken down, for example whether you can stay in the family home or who the children should live with.
Problems about health care range from knowing what you are entitled to from the NHS to how to complain if the service is poor.
Housing issues will always arise and therefore you need to know your rights and responsibilities. You could also find yourself threatened with eviction if you can't cope with your mortgage payments.
Issues with immigration can range from information about visas, dealing with the home office, citizenship, residency and trafficing.
Law and courts
You can find out more about your rights, as well as what to do if you face discrimination, need legal advice or have to go to court without a lawyer.
Here at Citizens Advice Portsmouth, we know that good advice changes lives. Our advisers are on hand to ensure that you can access the advice services that you need. This might include speaking to one of our specialist advisers, speaking to a member of our generalist team, or signposts or referrals to specialist organisations that are best suited to meet your advice need.
Our impact in June 2022
In June 2022 we helped 1,538 people with 4,850 issues and a total of £328,867 income gain for them.
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Freedom of the City award
Sandy Bramley reports on this great honour for Citizens Advice Portsmouth.