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For Rutland raises funds to pay for specialist advisers at Citizens Advice Rutland, who provide free, confidential, independent, non-medical advice to people of all ages who are living with long-term health conditions in Rutland and the surrounding area.

Since For Rutland started in June 2014, the specialist advisers have obtained over £8m for local people through benefit gain, debt write-off or grant funding.

1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from long term conditions, such as cancer, strokes, dementia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and mental illness. This affects every part of our community and people of all ages.

The point of diagnosis is often just the beginning. Living with the practical problems associated with long-term conditions can be overwhelming at a time when people are at their most vulnerable.

All of the advice is free, confidential, impartial and independent with a unique one point of contact – you need only tell your story once.

The trained advisers at Citizens Advice Rutland help local residents and their families with practical problems, that seem insurmountable to many people at the time, such as:

Maximising Income


Managing debts  

Access to care services


Advice on transport to hospital appointments


Referral /signposting for other services

Please click below to read about how we have been able to help our community.

Tracey Bridges Webb is one of our Specialist Advisers.

She tells us here about her role.

This article appeared in Rutland Living February 2024

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