Waste Not Want Not – making the most of Discretionary Housing Payment (DHPs)
Back in February 2017 we launched our campaign to raise awareness of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs), an important source of financial help for people struggling with their rent.
The money is given to Welsh councils every year by the UK Government and it is up to councils to give the money to people who need it.
Although many councils worked hard to do this, some were sending money back to the UK Government at the end of the year. Hundreds of thousands of pounds were being wasted – so we stepped in to ensure that councils were making the most of this vital fund.
Thanks to our campaign, Welsh councils sent back £189,000 less than the previous year. That incredible amount would have helped over 600 people in Wales – what a great outcome. We will continue to campaign until no DHP money is sent back to Westminster.