East Midlands

AdviceUK has around 60 members in the East Midlands, most of which work in local communities across the region. Many AdviceUK members are using Big Lottery funding to improve co-ordination of advice services alongside other advice organisations in their area.

If you are running an advice service or thinking of setting one up, you can contact us on 0300 777 0107 or development@adviceuk.org.uk to find out how AdviceUK can help you.

AdviceUK helps members with a range of issues including:

  • Funding and income generation
  • Planning and strategy development
  • Commissioning and procurement
  • Governance
  • Service improvement and quality

Members have access to support on a range of management issues as well as accredited learning and vocational training.

Designing outside-in

How well do you know what really matters to the people who use your service? AdviceUK’s Systems Thinking approach to service design takes you beyond ‘customer satisfaction’ to radically re-thinking your purpose and how you deliver it. Interested? Contact Simon Johnson at consulting@adviceuk.org.uk for more information.

Children in an Age of Austerity

Children in an Age of Austerity is a report by Advice Nottingham, a consortium of advice agencies in Nottingham. The report focuses on the impact of welfare reform on families with dependent children. Drawing on case studies from Advice Nottingham clients, the report demonstrates the impact of under-occupancy penalties – the ‘bedroom tax’ –, changes to council tax support, changes to disability benefits and problems with benefit administration. The cumulative effects of these changes are leaving some families with little money and some are reliant on food banks to feed their children. The report also includes information from some local schools and commentary from Baroness Ruth Lister and Professor Aoife Nolan, both experts in their field. The report is available on the AN website.

Members of the public

If you’re a member of the public looking for advice, please visit the Looking for advice? section of our website to find sources of help and support. AdviceUK doesn’t advise members of the public directly.