Financial Advice

Financial Advice

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Free Financial Advice from Steven

Our Money Advice Service exists to help our tenants take control of their finances and have more pounds in their pockets.

In the last 12 months, we helped 108 tenants access information and advice on benefits and debt – helping them gain a total of £239,166.18 in additional benefits, grants or money saved on debt repayments.

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

Barbara, WHA Resident

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Money Matters Advice & Stories

Read more money saving stories and advice from our Money Advice Officer, Steven.

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Food for thought: how we can support you at the point of crisis

Warrington Foodbank has reported an increase of 17% in the last year with 80 tonnes of food distributed- more than a third of which went to children – and as summer holidays come round – children become even more vulnerable as the safety net of a hot school meal is removed. People experiencing a food […]

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Money Matters: Jim’s Story

Dear Sirs, My letter is prompted by the truly exceptional service, which WHA have recently provided to myself. Our relationship started about 8 years ago when my home was in the process of being re-possessed by my mortgage provider. WHA purchased my flat, and I have been a tenant with them every since that very […]

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new benefit which has replaced income-based Jobseekers Allowance, income-related Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

In February 2017, Warrington moved to the full digital service. This means that Universal Credit is available to anyone with a sufficiently low income to qualify, rather than just people in certain circumstances.

Some people will be better off under Universal Credit, whilst others will be worse off. We can offer our tenants a benefit check to establish how they will be affected

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment is a benefit paid to working-age people who have disabilities which make it more difficult for them to look after themselves, and/or who have difficulties walking or getting about. It has replaced Disability Living Allowance for all new claims, and over time Disability Living Allowance will be phased out, with claimants being invited to apply for Personal Independence Payment instead.

Most people will be required to attend a face to face assessment with a health care professional as part of the assessment process. The health care professional may also contact any other people named in your application form for further information.

   Benefits Information and Calculator

More information on benefits available can be found here, and this free and anonymous benefits calculator helps you to understand what benefits you may be entitled to. Steven and the team have helped WHA residents understand their rights and access additional benefits, grants or money saved on debt repayments to the total value of £239,166.18 in the past year.

Got questions about what benefits you may be entitled to? Get in touch with Steven today.

Other Financial Advisory Services

Citizens Advice Warrington

The Gateway

89 Sankey Street

Warrington – WA1 1SR

telephone: 01925 246994

email: admin@warrington.cabnet.org.uk

www.warrington-advice.co.uk

 

 

 

StepChange is the UK’s leading debt charity offering free budgeting help and debt advice alongside a range of solutions like an IVA. For instant debt help try Debt Remedy, their confidential online tool.

Telephone: 0800 138 1111

www.stepchange.org

Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm

 

Trafford House,

Southmoor Industrial Estate,

Southmoor Road,

Manchester

M23 9XD

Call us for free 0800 856 8569 7 days a week 8am–10pm

enquiries@iva.org

www.iva.org

Testimonials

“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’s Whia service is great, as it helps people stay in their own home, and this is really complimented by the fact that you are then introduced to their other services like the LifeTime centre – which shows they really care for the community they work in.”

Barry and Lynn

“Our home is in a quiet neighbourhood with lovely neighbours – which makes such a difference. But equally, Warrington Housing Association has always been really helpful”

Patrick and Heather, WHA residents

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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