Research and Campaigns

Yn Gymraeg

We would like to share with you the latest information regarding the campaigns we are a part of to improve well-being as well as raise awareness of ongoing or emerging issues.

The people we see and advise on a daily basis add real-life colour to the stories we hear about in the news, which can at times feel abstract and distant. From the cost of living crisis to the lack of available housing, and from poor employment practices to the often crippling rise in the cost of essentials, the huge variety of difficulties we see people facing allow us to use their experiences as evidence, to try and get the causes of those problems changed for the better.

Recently, we have held a meeting with our local MPs following the experiences of a client who had suffered maternity discrimination from her employer, but was unable to take her employer to the Employment Tribunal because of the time-limits. The 3 month time limit for pregnancy and maternity discrimination is insufficient for someone who has recently given birth to also consider taking their employer to a Tribunal and the MPs were very supportive of the idea of extending the limit to at least 6 months and are planning to raise this at Westminster. We have also raised the issue with national Citizens Advice and plan to work with other organisations on the issue e.g. Pregnant then Screwed

The cost of living crisis has also highlighted a range of issues to be campaigned on. Citizens Advice has been holding regular, nationwide briefings on the impact of the crisis with a dashboard to help to help visualise the scale of the financial impact on people’s lives. These briefings have been attended by local and national media organisations helping draw attention to the issues, as well as policy experts providing valuable insight as to how some of the problems can be addressed.

Cost of living data for Wales has been presented in Welsh and English.

Locally, the cost of living crisis has resulted in a patchwork of measures distributed by national and local government, with varying degrees of success in how well the financial support on offer has reached the people who need it most. We are working closely with Gwynedd Council and local housing associations to coordinate our efforts to help people.

CAB Gwynedd, along with other local Citizens Advice offices, will be working together with Citizens Advice Cymru to understand and evaluate how these measures have worked well, and how they haven’t, to try and ensure that similar measures in the future really do reach the people who need it most, when they need it most!

We will be providing updates on all of these issues and more in the future as we continue to campaign to improve people’s lives, locally and nationally.

June 2022

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride

August 2021

Signing up to the Zero-Racism Wales pledge

April 2021

Citizens Advice Cymru has published a manifesto for the 2021 Senedd elections. The proposals are grounded in the evidence we gather from our clients.  That’s why we’re confident that these proposals will make life
better for people in Wales. Click here to read it and you are welcome to raise the issues in it with local candidates.

November 2020

27/11/2020 – Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2020

16/11/2020 – 22/11/2020 – National Consumer Week Press Release

Big Energy Saving Winter (BESW) 2020/21

In November, we will be advising you on how to – Check

04/11/2020 – Conversations with people about Hate Crime

03/11/2020 – Criminal Justice in Wales Board Pledge on Race Equality (Survey) *Ends Friday 13 November 2020

02/11/2020 – Slaves, Sugar and Chocolate

October 2020 – Black History Wales – 2000 Nations | Celebrating Diversity

June 2020

17/06/2020 – BAME Routes into Public Life Mentoring Scheme 

22/06/2020 – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

15/06/2020 – Scams Awareness Fortnight 2020

08/06/2020 – Black Lives Matter

06/06/2020 – Equality and Discrimination

November 2019

Citizens Advice manifesto for the next UK government