Research and Campaigns
The objective of the Research and Campaign team at Citizens Advice Bedford is to influence policy, both locally and as part of a national Citizens Advice network, by submitting evidence-based papers on local issues. The benefits of being part of a national network are the influence Citizens Advice is able to leverage on government policy and highlighting the effects of new legislation.
The team have been extremely busy producing relevant and evidence-based reports on issues highlighted by our clients.
Please see below for the published reports:
COVID-19: Monitoring Impact on Clients and Issues Raised
A series of incrimental reports to monitor the impact the Covid-19 crisis has on both clients and the issues they raise as the crisis develops.
Report 1 - 12th April 2020
Report 3 - 18th May 2020
Coping With Life
Young People & Thier Issues
Universal Credit & Associated Issues
The cost of self-employment
Benefits & Tax Credits
Trends in workload
Issues clients face with mental health conditions
Opening a basic bank account
The State of Bedford Report Update 2017
The State of Bedford Report 2015
Needs of Migrant Communities 2015
Rough Sleepers in Bedford 2016
The Homeless in Bedford 2016
Health and Wellbeing 2016