Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Published: Friday 9th December 16

Help with rent arrears, debt, Housing Benefit, Council Tax and more is available from free sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

No appointment is necessary, and local residents are invited to come along between 10am and 4pm on 19 December; 30 January; 27 February; and 27 March to find out more from the council’s financial inclusion team.

Mr Cook, a local pensioner, said: “Even though I am careful with my money, I was struggling to keep on top of my bills. I can’t thank the team enough for the time and care they took to help me. I no longer worry about how I am going to pay the next bill.”

The sessions are part of the council’s Aspirations programme, which began in 2012, focusing on Roehampton and Putney Heath ward, and Latchmere ward, Battersea. The aim is to improve life chances in these wards by focusing a range of support service including youth mentoring, employment and training initiatives, financial advice; as well as cultural and sporting opportunities.

The Aspirations programme works in tandem with the council’s housing estate regeneration plans to help local people prosper as their physical environment is enhanced. It also harnesses the benefits of new development in the borough, ensuring that jobs, training opportunities, cultural programmes and funding are focused on communities with the greatest needs.

For more information, please see this progress update on the Aspirations programme here.

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