Shaping Social Policy

Working to improve the policies and practices that
affect people’s lives

The best way to tackle any problem is at its source, treating causes rather than symptoms. It saves people from suffering the same problems over and over again.

We can’t see everyone who needs help, but we can reach many more through social policy work.

Citizens Advice Guernsey deals with over 9,500 enquiries each year. This means that we have a large amount of data on the problems experienced by local people, and we use these anonymous statistics to influence policy makers within the States and other organisations in their decisions.

Over the last year we have been involved in twenty initiatives including:

  • Promoting the introduction of Equalities Legislation
  • Review of the Benefit system
  • The level of the Guernsey Minimum Wage
  • Regulation of Creditors
  • Written employment contracts