Austerity Impacts and Reports

With upcoming changes to housing and social benefits, welfare reform and major cuts being made to certain services, we have set up a page dedicated to the impact and results that these changes may bring. Our on home page, you will see an ‘Austerity Impact and Reports’ button where you will find a host of reports and analysis on the upcoming changes and a brief overview of what exactly is changing.

If you have produced a report or are aware of one that you believe we should promote, please contact Keelan Early on 0151 920 0726 ext 200 or email

If you’re worried or concerned about the upcoming changes, Sefton CAB is hosting a number of workshops to update you on the latest developments.

Additionally, Bobby Brennan, Community Development Worker – BME Mental Health in Sefton CVS, is looking to run a Debt Awareness workshop with additional date’s organised dependent upon request.

The training will include subjects such as:

· Bailiff Powers including right of entry, Debt collection Agents, Utilities Debts, Magistrates fines/liability orders, Housing, Debt management plans, Personal insolvency and dealing with vulnerable persons.

· After the training you will have awareness of enforcement procedures and legal rights/ defence for example Consumer Credit Regulated Agreements, Statute Barred debt, Administration of Justice Act.

If you would like to attend these potential workshops, please contact Jenny Dexter on or telephone 0151 920 0726 ext 202, to confirm your interest.

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