Who we are; our culture, ethos, philosophy

We are a social justice charity as shown by our twin aims:

  • To provide the advice people need for the problems they face; and

  • To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives

And those policies and practices include our own internal policies and practices. We aim to support our staff, paid and volunteer, as best we can, and although we may not always succeed, we always try.

To this end we take a number of steps to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our team:

  • We are happy to make reasonable adjustments when needed and we make a point of asking not just at interview, but once someone has started working or volunteering for us, because we recognise that many people are not comfortable telling us about their needs during the interview process, but want to get to know and trust us first.

  • We provide regular wellbeing activities for all, include a monthly 2 hour wellbeing session, an ongoing series of occasional ‘wellbeing Wednesdays’, an Employee Assistance Programme and access to Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Wellbeing through Work service.

Ambassadors for Autism

Autistic people/ people with autism

Ambassadors for Autism

If you disclose to us that you are autistic or have sensory issues or social communication difficulties this is how we aim to respond:

  • We will offer you a quiet space to wait to be seen
  • You will be told what is going to happen in a clear and straightforward way
  • We will ask you about any sensory sensitivities you have and what we could do to help accommodate them

  • Our advisers will try and ask clear, specific questions when talking to you about whatever you have come to us for advice on

  • You will be treated with dignity and respect, as are all our clients

Zero Racism Wales

Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot Policy Statement.

Zero Racism

Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot commits to promoting a zero tolerance to racism throughout the Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot, this means that:

  • We will take a stand against racism and promote a more inclusive and equal society for all

  • We will not tolerate racial prejudice, discrimination, harassment, victimisation, abuse, or violence against any individual

  • We will stand in solidarity, come together, and say no to racism, in all its forms

  • We will promote good race relations between people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot

  • We will promote equal and fair opportunities for people from diverse ethnic backgrounds to attain promotion

  • We will eliminate unlawful race discrimination, harassment, victimisation and abuse

Living Wage Employer

As an accredited Living Wage Employer, you are voluntarily going above and beyond the government minimum and taking a stand to ensure all your employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on

Living Wage Employer