St Ann’s Centre in Nottingham visited by local MP Nadia Whittome
St Ann’s is one of the organisations currently funded by British Gas Energy Trust, the funded “Fuel Poverty Project”, employs specialist worker and aims to reduce the number of people in Nottingham experiencing fuel poverty and fuel debt thereby contributing to the general relief of poverty in the city; as well as alleviating the risk of getting into energy debt for those residents in areas of disadvantage.
The St Ann’s Advice Group provides help and advice on a one to one basis across Nottingham city from venues covering the 4 compass point, and gives telephone advice across Derby city, Derbyshire, Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire. As a centre they work with approx. 4,500 people per annum.
Since 2018 St Anns have supported 638 people with all aspects of welfare benefit and income maximisation, debts including fuel debt, reducing outgoings, fuel efficiency advice and we provide emergency utility credit and support those individuals / families who have no income with food parcels.
Nadia Whittome, the MP for Nottingham East announced on the 3rd July that St Ann’s Advice Centre will be the first local organisation in her constituency to receive a donation from Nadia, following her Workers Wage pledge.
Nadia Whittome recognised the excellent support that the Centre provides:
“St Ann’s advice centre is a lifeline for so many people in Nottingham and holds a really special place in our community.
The advice centre takes a holistic approach to supporting individuals, whether its through the foodbank, fuel support, benefits advice or the many more facilities on offer. Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and years of austerity, the advice centre team has continued to go the extra mile to ensure they don’t have to turn people away. I am therefore delighted to have chosen the St Ann’s Advice Centre as the first local organisation to share my MP salary with me”.