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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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A message from our chief executive, David Cummins

2020 presented challenges to us and our customers in ways that we have never experienced before. As I reflect on this year, I would like to thank our customers, staff and volunteers across Warrington Housing Association, LifeTime and WhiA for their incredible efforts to demonstrate compassion, kindness and community spirit at a time when it […]

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Important Coronavirus Update for Warrington Residents

New restrictions have been introduced in Warrington in response to a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the borough. Please check out the Warrington Borough Council new restrictions FAQ   https://www.warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus-restrictions-warrington The Restrictions From Tuesday 22 September 2020, the new regulations in Warrington mean: ·         No mixing of separate households in one house […]

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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 […]

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Our latest Covid-19 service update

The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, colleagues, contractors and communities remain our priority during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is the latest update on our service provision. Please note our office in the Gateway and Lifetime currently remain closed to the public. Our colleagues continue to work from home, providing services on line, by […]

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 

Contact Us

Tel: 01925 246810
Fax: 01925 246814
Email: admin@wha.org.uk

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

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