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Managing your rent
If you are finding it difficult to manage your money, we can help.
We work with a range of organisations who specialise in financial assistance, benefits / money and or debt advice. We will be able to provide you with contact details and in some instances can make referrals for you. This could include information and assistance for support with:
Calculating benefit entitlement
Help and advice on completing benefit application/claim forms
Help and advice on problems with benefit entitlement – including challenging decisions and helping residents deal with any debt or budgeting problems.
Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially.
Turn2us provides a free and easy-to-use Benefits Calculator and Grants search tools. These tools can help you search for any additional financial support that you are entitled to claim.
If there are additional benefits you think you may be entitled to and you would like advice or help in making a claim, please contact us so that we can put you in touch with your local Income Officer who will be able to assist.
Budgeting and money management
If you’re wondering how to cover costs, the best thing you can do is take action. Setting a budget is an important step towards managing your household finances. Monitoring your incomings and outgoings in the form of a budget will help you prioritise the things that are important (like your rent and household bills). Your budget should be amended if your circumstances change to reflect the differences in your finances. This will help you take control of your finances, which should relieve stress and help you to plan for upcoming events.
The MoneyHelper website provides free tools, calculators and guides that can help you do this – so you can take control of your money.