Advising in austerity provides a lively and thought-provoking account of the conditions, consequences and challenges of advice work in the UK. It examines how advisors negotiate the private troubles of those who come to Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) and construct ways forward.
Dr. Samuel Kirwan is a Research Associate working on the New Sites of Legal Consciousness Project at the University of Bristol. Dr Kirwan has strong links with Citizens Advice Bureaux across the United Kingdom, with other advice services in the Bristol area, and with Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland. He is a founding member of the Authority Research Network and regularly contributes to the blog at authorityresearch.net/blog. His publications include Space, Power and the Making of the Commons (Routledge, 2015).