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International Credit Union Day 2019

17 October 2019 is International Credit Union Day, this years’ theme is Local Service: Global Reach. Our Money Advice Officer, Steven, explains what Credit Unions are and how to get involved. Credit Unions are financial co-operatives which provide savings, loans and other services to their members whilst being fully owned and controlled by their members. They are […]

Money Matters – Anonymous Resident

“I was 19, a single mum with a baby, estranged from my parents and my ex-boyfriend threw me out. I didn’t know where to turn. Luckily I managed to get into temporary accommodation with Warrington Council, and was fortunate enough to be offered a permanent home with Warrington Housing Association. When I received the keys […]

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Good News for Universal Credit Claimants

There’s some good news for Universal Credit claimants this month as the amount of money that can be taken from their claims to repay debts is being reduced. Steven, our Money Advice Officer, explains what this means and why it’s a positive for claimants. What can be deducted? There’s lots of debts that can be […]

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Pension Awareness Day

15 September 2019 is Pension Awareness Day, a national campaign to highlight the growing problem that many people are not saving enough for their retirement and risk facing pension poverty in later life. Our Money Advice Officer is here to help Warrington residents understand their rights and the advantages of saving for retirement, and to […]

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How our WHA team is supporting tenants in the everchanging world of benefits

Housing associations have their part to play in helping tenants negotiate the complex world of benefits and to stem the tide of rising rent arrears. The impact of the hugely controversial Universal Credit – and particularly its housing element – has been highlighted many times since its introduction six years ago. Housing benefit that was […]

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Universal Credit SDP Refunds – Act Now!

Details have finally been published about refunds due to claimants who have moved to Universal Credit and lost their Severe Disability Premium (SDP). Steven, our Money Advice Officer, explains what this means and how to make sure you get what you’re due. What is the SDP? The SDP was an extra amount paid to disabled […]

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WARNING: Universal Credit Scam

To help Warrington residents stay one step ahead, WHA Money Advice Officer, Steven, warns of a recent scam targeting benefit claimants. How does the scam work? Scammers have been posing as government officials to offer loans to benefit claimants to persuade into sharing their personal details. A claim for Universal Credit is then made in […]

Money Matters – Bob and Doris’ Story

We were referred to Steven for a benefits check after using the services of Warrington Home Information & Improvement Agency for advice about a number of minor repairs to our home. Steven came to our house and looked at our income to see if there was anything else we could claim. He realised that Doris […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week our Money Advice Officer, Steven, explains how money, debt and mental health are linked – and what you can do to turn things around. Debt can affect mental health, and mental health can lead to more debt. This can cause a downward spiral and you can easily feel […]

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Coeliac Awareness Week

13th – 19th May 2019 is Coeliac awareness week and to mark this event, Steven – our Money Advice Officer – tells his story of how undiagnosed Coeliac Disease can have devastating consequences. “I’ll never forget the moment I found out my dad had cancer. It was a Tuesday evening and I was alone 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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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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