Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Published: Thursday 18th May 17

Do you need help with rent arrears, or debt from Housing Benefit or Council Tax?

Come along to free advice sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

Confidential advice is available on issues such as rent arrears; money management; and debt, for example from Council Tax, sales catalogues, loan sharks, store cards and utility bills.

No appointment is necessary, and local residents are invited to come along between 10am and 4pm on 29 May; 26 June; 31 July; 29 August; 30 September and 27 November to find out more from the council’s financial inclusion team.

Tenants who have used the service have found it very useful. Last month a Roehampton resident in rent arrears and struggling to afford basic essentials due to a family illness attended a session.

He said: “There is no way I would have known what to do – I am so happy this help was also at my doorstep, as I live in Roehampton and would not have been able to commute to the town hall.”

The sessions are part of the council’s Aspirations programme, which aims to improve life chances through a range of support services including financial advice; youth mentoring; employment and training initiatives; 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.

You can contact the team directly on 020 8871 6953 or email your enquiry to: financialinclusion@wandsworth.gov.uk

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