We realise that things are not easy at the moment and if you are having difficulties paying your rent we are here to help
Whether you’re in employment or in receipt of benefit payments, money issues can affect anyone. We’ve provided links to a range of support agencies, tools and information to help you manage your money and make sure you’re receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to.
It’s important you keep in touch with us if your circumstances change or you start to have difficulties as not paying your rent may lead to you eventually losing your tenancy. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for through the links below or need further assistance, talk to your Housing Officer who can help you get the support you need.
The Salvation Army’s free debt advice service can contact creditors on a person’s behalf to explore and negotiate options like repayment holidays and more realistic repayment plans.
The debt advice centres support people with debt ranging from a few thousand pounds to many tens of thousands of pounds.
Money Manager for Universal Credit claimants
The Money Manager tool from the Money Advice Service is designed to help anyone who has made the switch to Universal Credit to manage their finances and budget for monthly payments.
Welfare benefit calculator
A benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim. The calculators you can find through the link below are free to use and will help you understand your entitlements and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours
The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefit you can get. It applies to most people aged 16 or over who have not reached State Pension age.
Other Useful Contacts
Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) – www.dwp.gov.uk Helpline: 0800 055 6688
Step Change-Free online debt advice, budgeting and counselling https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/your-financial-situation.aspx Helpline: 0800 138 1111
Citizens Advice – Free and independent advice on a range of issues including debt and money, housing, law and more. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/
National Debtline- Free debt advice www.nationaldebtline.org Helpline: 0808 808 4000
Direct Gov- Information on managing money and debt www.direct.gov.uk
Shelter – Free housing and debt advice www.shelter.org.uk Helpline – 0808 800 4444