I'm concerned about paying rent
especially in the current climate, that people can get into
financial trouble and experience difficulties in paying their rent.
We recognise that debt can affect relationships, personal wellbeing
and social inclusion. We would like to help you manage your debt
and free yourself from this potential downward spiral.
Please contact us if you are experiencing any
difficultly paying your rent or if you have any concerns about
paying your rent.
For our Billericay and
Wickford residents who are experiencing problems
- Housing benefit claims
- Sorting out rent arrears
- Budgeting and accessing financial advice
- Benefit advice
- Housing problems/those threatened with
- Looking at training and employment
- Neighbour disputes
- Accessing health and social service.
They can also contact Family Mosaic
free on 0800 2888883.
For more information about these
services click on Essex
We work with a wide range of organisations so
that we can give you up to the minute advice and information
We will also look at your current
circumstances to make sure that you are getting all the benefits
you are entitled to. Please have the following information to
- Your income
- Your outgoings e.g. bills, food, travel
- Outstanding debt e.g. credit cards, loans
We can then look at setting up a realistic
payment plan which is agreeable to both you and Waltham Forest
Housing. If you receive Income Support we may suggest that the
Benefits Agency pay the money directly to us. Payment plans are a
very good way to manage your money.
For more information on any of these services
please contact Income Services on 020 8496 4197 for confidential
advice or visit us at Cedar Wood House reception and ask to speak
with an Income Services Duty Officer.
The Income Maximisation Team can arrange
to visit you in your home and provide you with lots of practical
advice on managing your money, paying your rent, advice and
information that works to keep you on top of your finances.
Please see our Income
Maximisation Annual Report 2014/15
Please do not ignore money worries because
debt can grow very quickly.
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