Affordable for all

Sometimes we all need a helping hand

Beyond our health and relationships, there’s nothing quite as important to us as our home, and being able to afford to stay in your home is about more than just rent - it’s about how we live, the support we can access and how we look after ourselves.

There are lots of ways we can help you and your household deal with the cost of living crisis. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to get started.

Supporting you with the cost of living

We recognise that getting the help you need can sometimes be harder than it should be. That’s why our teams are here to help you find the resources and support you’re entitled to. They can help you:

  • Access financial support
  • Review your household budget
  • Apply for food bank vouchers
  • Move to a more affordable home

Working alongside our Housing and Customer Services team are two other teams who are here to help however they can.

Our Energy team can identify ways for you to save money on your bills, move to a new provider, and help keep your home warm this winter.

Financial support

No matter how big your home or how many people live in it, the amount it costs to keep it running are going up – for everyone. And while there is no telling when costs will go back down to normal, we can help you stay in your home and keep it affordable.

Running your household

We can help you look through your income and outgoings and see if there are any obvious ways to make things a little easier. Plus, if your appliances are old and not energy efficient, for example, we might be able to help you with newer ones which cost less to run.

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Moving to a smaller home

If the number of people living in your home has gone down since you moved in, you might be able to save money by moving somewhere smaller. It could cost less to run as there would be fewer rooms to heat, and the rent may be lower too. Our Housing team can help you with this.

Click on the link below to learn more about finding a new home.

useful links

The Government website has a wealth of support and information available. It includes details of where children can eat for free or at a very low cost, savings that can be made in various shops to help with the purchase of school uniforms, books and shoes. Information on support available from utility companies and much more.

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case study

Making a real difference

One of our Rent Officers phoned a tenant to take a rent payment, and through the conversation we learnt that he had been cooking with a camping stove since June 2023.

With the help of our affordable for all fund, we supported this tenant by providing an Argos voucher that he could use to purchase himself a new cooker. He was extremely grateful and blown away by the kindness. He said he couldn’t wait to use it and eat his first pizza!

Let's work together

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Is there anything else?

For details on how to get in touch with us about anything else, head to Contact Us.