What help can we offer you?
The aim of the Project is to prevent the risk of homelessness and to help support people to remain safe and secure in their home environment and help to avoid court action in respect of repossession or eviction. The focus is on providing welfare benefits advice and income maximisation, debt advice, financial capability support and support to access measures to address fuel poverty. The Project also runs alongside our specialist Housing Advice Service to help people address the underlying causes that resulted in attending court for repossession and eviction. support can be provided after representation as been provided and their housing position has been stabilised by the Service’s Housing Team.
N.B. I f you are already facing court proceedings in respect of Repossession or Eviction you should contact our Housing Advice Service who may be able to provide advice and representation for you if you are on a low income and eligible for Legal Aid.
Our Housing Support Service project provides advice on the following:
Specialist Welfare Benefit advice on all Benefits including:
- Universal Credit
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Sup
- Employment Support Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment and other Disability Benefits
- Discretionary Housing Payments
- Help with claims
- Benefit Overpayments
- Challenging Benefit Decisions
- Help with Appeals
- Debt and Money advice with referrals to our specialist Debt team
- Referrals for Warm Homes Discounts
- Referrals for Priority Services Register
- Energy efficiency advice
How can you access this service?
You can be referred to us by an organisation that is already supporting you.
They can Make a Referral via our website.