CITIZENS Advice in Birmingham received several boxes of PPE this week, donated by Redditch-based Bristow and Sutor, one of the UK’s leading debt recovery firms.
The donation forms part of ongoing support to Birmingham City Council, whom Bristow and Sutor have successfully worked with for more than 12 years.
From 2019 to 2020, Citizens Advice delivered 1,265 outreach sessions in hospitals, libraries, job centres, HMP Birmingham, Birmingham Magistrates’ Court and mental health venues across Birmingham.
Some 50 volunteers and 57 paid staff helped to assist 28,924 clients during this time.
It is hoped the boxes of masks, hand gel, wipes and gloves provided by Bristow and Sutor will help ensure this important work can continue safely for anyone that needs support this year and beyond
Emma Watson, head of external communications at the firm said: “We understand better than anyone the importance of communicating with those in debt and the positive outcomes those conversations can lead to.
“Our business has strong roots in the local community and as part of our support to Birmingham City Council, we wanted to do something to help ensure access to impartial advice is not restricted for anyone at this difficult time.”