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My Time

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Hive Portsmouth

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My Time is a new service in partnership between Citizens Advice Portsmouth and the YOU Trust that helps carers find time for themselves – whether that’s time to attend appointments, family events or special occasions.

We are looking for volunteers to help create a highlight to someone’s week by exploring new interests to taking a trip down memory lane. Volunteers could also support someone going to local club, a short walk or to a local cafè

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Debt Team of the Year 2018

We are so proud to share the news that our Money Advice Team at Citizens Advice Portsmouth received the Debt Team of the year award from the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) at the 2018 annual IMA conference in Manchester. 
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Portsmouth residents are one of the few areas who have the benefit of being able to turn to a full time team of highly skilled and experienced money advisers in times of financial crisis thanks to the funding we receive from the Money Advice Service.
Our amazing team work tirelessly and passionately for the residents of Portsmouth. Last year alone they wrote off £1.3 million of debt, assisted clients with over £4.8 million of debt and gained over £750,000 of benefit entitlement for their clients and its wonderful to see them get some recognition. 

Major Fostering Event

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Free Entry Event: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Fostering & Adoption)
Could you transform lives as a foster carer or adoptive parent? Anyone who has been thinking about fostering or adoption can enjoy free entry to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower on Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm–9.30pm, and have a chat with current foster carers, adoptive parents and social workers.
Foster carers get fantastic satisfaction from making a real difference in the life of a vulnerable child or young person. Plus, they receive top-quality support, training and around £165-£550 a week per child in their care (some of which goes towards food, clothes, toys, savings etc for the child).
Carers come from all walks of life, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. While a spare bedroom is crucial, it doesn't matter whether you own or rent your home. Some people foster as a career, whilst some combine fostering with other employment.
If you don't feel you can foster full or part-time (e.g. on a respite basis), then our Lodgings Plus scheme could be for you. You could provide a spare room and around 10 hours of support per week to a vulnerable 16 to 24 year-old, helping them with things like learning to cook, applying for jobs, college or university and moving on to live independently. Lodgings Plus providers receive over £750 for each young person in their care (if providing daily meals).
Take a look at some film clips from our foster carers, and a young person in care, at
If you're considering adoption, we are pleased to say that the Portsmouth Adoption Service will also be at the event to share their experiences and answer your questions.
For more info on fostering or adoption in general:
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