Entries by Rebecca Jackson

‘Waste Not, Want Not’… the next step in our campaign to make the most of Discretionary Housing Payments

This week we re-launched our ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ campaign to raise awareness of a fund known as Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs). These payments are meant to help people whose Housing Benefit doesn’t cover the cost of their rent. Councils may award someone a DHP for a range of reasons such as: helping people cope with welfare […]

Waste Not, Want Not… making the most of Discretionary Housing Payments

Earlier this year we launched our ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ campaign to raise awareness of a fund that is a crucial source of financial assistance for people struggling with their rent. The funds, known as Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs), are meant to help people whose Housing Benefit doesn’t cover the cost of their rent. Councils […]

For rent: 3-bed family home, no DSS, no pets… no kids

Moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Anyone who has had to move home will understand this, but put yourself in Emma’s shoes… Imagine having to move with your child four times in three years, through no fault of your own. Worse yet, imagine that when you are searching for […]