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WHA Invest in IT to Help Support Tenants with Debt Issues

Warrington Housing Association is piloting a new IT system to help tenants struggling to pay their rent and reduce admin for its staff. It has invested in RentSense software from Mobysoft to help address issues with debt for tenants, so WHA can support them before they get into too much trouble. Using algorithms and predictive […]

Money Matters – Ms Heseltine’s Story

I contacted Steven after I received a letter about a Housing Benefit take-up campaign. I’ve never claimed any benefits and didn’t know what I might be entitled to. I was struggling to keep on top of all my bills. Steven came to visit me, explained about my entitlements and helped me make a claim. I’m […]

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Welfare Change Warning – Mixed Age Couples

A change to the welfare benefits system beginning 15 May 2019 will leave some pension-age benefit claimants significantly worse off. Steven, our Money Advice Officer, explains how this change will work in practice and what you can do to avoid being affected. What’s changing? After 15 May 2019, pensioners won’t be able to make a […]

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Stop Food Waste!

Always having to clear the out of date veggies from your fridge or playing roulette with dodgy-smelling food? Steven, our Money Advice Officer, has some hints and tips to help you reduce your food waste to help the environment – and keep more pounds in your pocket. 24 April 2019 is Stop Food Waste Day. […]

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National Stress Awareness Month 2019

April is Stress Awareness Month, so our Money Advice Officer – Steven – is taking the opportunity to talk about how finances can be a huge source of stress – and what you can do to reduce finance-related stress in your life. Stress Awareness Month has been held annually for the last 27 years. There […]

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Universal Credit Update April 2019

There’s been some good news for some Universal Credit claimants because the Work Allowance has gone up from 1st April 2019. The Work Allowance is the amount of your earnings that are ignored before they start having an effect on your Universal Credit payments. You can get a Work Allowance if you or your partner […]

Update Universal Credit with Your New Rent

All of Warrington Housing Association’s rents and service charges changed on 1st April 2019. If you are claiming Universal Credit, you will need to report this change using your online account. Reporting this change is as simple as logging in, clicking ‘Home’, then ‘Report a change of circumstances’, then ‘Where you live and what it […]

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Money Matters: Andrew & Eileen’s Story

We approached Steven for help after Eileen became very ill. We were struggling to cope with extra expenses after she came out of hospital and had no idea how we were going to afford to pay for the adaptations we needed at home. The benefits system seemed like a minefield to us and we had […]

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Talking Finances for National Conversation Week

It’s National Conversation Week, and this year is all about talking finances so our Money Advice Officer – Steven – has put together some top tips to help you make the most of your money. Write a budget Planning a budget might seem boring to some and overwhelming to others, but knowing how much money […]

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Autumn budget: Warrington’s winners and losers

The Government released their budget plans on October 29 with changes being made to a range of money matters that will affect our residents: from pensions and benefits to the minimum wage. But what do the changes really mean – and it is good news or bad news for you? Workers Workers will benefit from […]

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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