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New resources to help you cope with the rising cost of living

As the cost of living continues to soar, new resources are becoming available to help people weather the storm. The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has released a new resource on its Money Helper website to help people cope with increases to the cost of living. It is intended to help people who have not […]

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International Credit Union Day 2021

21 October 2021 is International Credit Union Day. The theme for 2021 is “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow”. Our Money Advice Officer, Steven, explains about Credit Unions and how they can help you. What are Credit Unions? Credit Unions are financial co-operatives which provide savings, loans and other services to their members whilst being fully […]

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Universal Credit Update – Self-Employed

A recent change to Universal Credit for self-employed claimants could mean their payments will reduce. Our Money Advice Officer explains what’s changing and what you can do about it. What’s the issue? In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government changed the law from 30 March 2020 to give Universal Credit Work Coaches extra powers […]

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Over 75 TV Licence Deadline

The deadline is fast approaching for over 75’s to either purchase a TV licence or apply for an exemption under new rules which removed the blanket exemption for this group. An additional 1-year grace period was allowed during the coronavirus pandemic, but this comes to an end on 31 July 2021. Recently published figures demonstrate that […]

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Debt Relief Order Changes Approved

The Insolvency Service has been conducting a review of the criteria for who is eligible for a Debt Relief Order (DRO). The results of this review have now been released and a number of changes are set to be made from the end of June 2021. A DRO is a way of dealing with your […]

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EU Settlement Scheme Deadline Approaching

Now the UK is no longer part of the European Union, anyone who has moved to the UK from an EU country needs to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows eligible people to live and work in the UK whilst keeping access to certain state benefits, pensions and free NHS treatment. The deadline […]

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Universal Credit & Double Wage Payments – A Glimmer of Hope

This time last year our Money Advice Officer wrote an article about steps you can take to prevent your Universal Credit being reduced if you are paid early at Christmas time.  A recent Court of Appeal case has led to a change in the law giving new powers to the DWP to reallocate wages to […]

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CMA issues guidance to childcare providers

The Competition & Markets Authority has issued an open letter and detailed guidance to childcare providers regarding unfair practices during the coronavirus pandemic.  The guidance highlights a number of areas where some childcare providers have not acted in accordance with consumer rights legislation and urges the sector to review the agreements they have with their […]

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Universal Credit driving financial insecurity, report claims

A recently published report has exposed the financial insecurity being driven by the Universal Credit system.  Falling Behind: The impact of Universal Credit on rent arrears for council tenants in London illustrates serious flaws in the system which lead to rising levels of debt amongst claimants coupled with an inability pay these debts down in […]

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home” 

Anonymous – WHA Resident

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

Warrington Housing Association 

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Warrington Housing Association, the Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR

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