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Homeless or struggling to pay rent and bills? Help is on hand

Published on Monday, 21st November 2022

If you are struggling to pay rent, are facing financial hardship or homelessness, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council urge you to get in touch.

The Council has a range of specialist services that can help. You can access a wealth of housing advice on our website and our dedicated officers can help with a wide range of housing issues, including your legal rights. You may find it helpful to come in and see a Housing Solutions Officer if you:

  • are living in privately rented accommodation and your landlord is asking you to leave
  • are living with family or friends and they have asked you to leave
  • have become, or think that you are likely to become homeless
  • are experiencing domestic abuse
  • are having difficulties paying your rent or mortgage
  • would like information on accessing privately rented accommodation

We also have a free Landlord Solutions project for landlords considering serving a notice, or for tenants who are at risk of losing their tenancy.

This service aims to help resolve any issues between tenants and landlords and sustain the tenancy where possible. If required, they can also assistance in finding alternative accommodation.

With the rising cost of living also upon us, the Council has set up a dedicated webpage which contains a host of information to help support residents.

You can check which benefits you are entitled to with a quick and easy benefit calculator, get advice on ways to reduce your energy and water use, and get help to set up and manage your bills with our bills and budgeting guide.

Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, Cllr Clare Golby, is urging people not to struggle alone, she said:  

"There’s plenty of help out there for families and people who are struggling.

"Even if you aren’t getting benefits you may still be able to get assistance in other ways.

"My teams are here to help and advise plus there’s lots of online resources you can access yourself. Please don’t wait until it’s too late to seek help."