Advising in Austerity

Reflections on Challenging Times for Advice Agencies

Edited by Samuel Kirwan

Advising in Austerity

Edited by Samuel Kirwan

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

136 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2016
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781447334149 Published April 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Citizens Advice is a network of UK philanthropic agencies that provide free, authoritative advice to the populace on a number of subjects ranging from financial matters to legal issues. In an era where austerity measures and cutbacks are as dominant as they are today, how should these advice agencies go about their business? How can and should they make do—and serve the public—with less funding, to say nothing of worries of further cuts in the future? This book brings together a team of expert contributors, many of whom have worked in advice agencies themselves, to help map out approaches and plans for advisors in these difficult times.
Review Quotes
David Skinner, Anglia Ruskin University
"Citizens Advice Bureaux operate at the meeting point between private troubles and public issues. By considering the challenges faced by advisors and their clients, this unique book offers a chastening insight into the realities of austerity and recent social policy."
Rhys Jones, Aberystwyth University
"An excellent, empirically rich account of the key role played by advice agencies of different kinds in helping individuals to deal with the challenges of austerity."
Sarah Moore, University of Bath
"Bringing together vivid case studies and insightful commentary from front-line providers, Advising in Austerity is a very welcome addition to the literature on legal aid and advice."
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