DIFFICULTIES PAYING YOUR RENT
If you are finding it difficult to pay your rent, you should contact your Income Collection Team immediately so they can help before your debt gets out of control. We can make sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to, agree arrangements for you to pay your debt or put you in contact with other agencies, such as the local Citizens Advice Bureau or the National Debtline.
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If you are experiencing difficulty paying your rent or have other debts we can refer you to The Money Advice Team at CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau). We have a working partnership with the Money Advice team. They give independent advice and all personal information given to the team is confidential. Alternatively you can contact them yourself, by visiting their website at http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Alternatively you can contact a debt counselling advice line
- National Debtline 0808 808 4000 or visit their website http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/
- Credit Action 0800 138 1111 or visit their website http://www.creditaction.org.uk/
- Welfare Advice Service 01452396979
It is a good idea to list who you owe money to, use this budget sheet to help you sort out your debts. You can use it to list all the income and expenses for your household. When you've added up all the figures, you'll see if you have any money left over to pay your debts. http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/d_budget_sheet.pdf
Welfare Reform Links
You, like many people, may be missing out on financial help that you are entitled to through welfare benefits. Turn2us is a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.
The free, accessible Turn2us website has been designed to help you find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances.