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We are no longer taking referrals for new customers.  For further information see our home page.
Are you struggling to pay your rent? This website has been designed to give you information on how benefit changes could have affected you and how making the most of your money can keep your home secure.

Unfortunately the Help With Rent Team is closing from the 31st March 2015 and the team is therefore no longer taking any referrals. As a result the referral form has been removed from our website.

Please refer to the ‘Links’ tab which contains details of alternative advice services available across Greater Manchester.

Please note that our Mobile Advice Centre will continue to travel across Greater Manchester as normal until 31st March 2015 and you are therefore welcome to attend. Please refer to the ‘contact us’ tab for details of the locations the Mobile Advice Centre will visit.

If you have an open case with the team please be assured that your caseworker will continue to offer advice and support and will make every effort to ensure that your case is resolved prior to the team closing. However, should you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0845 120 2093 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday (please note that you may be charged from both a landline and mobile).

Our online budgeting planner still remains available. It only takes 2 minutes to complete but could show you how you could increase the amount of money you have available to spend on the things you choose:

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To find out if you have been affected by any of the changes to benefits use our Benefits Calculator - it is quick and easy to complete and will provide you with information about your options:

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If you are considering moving to private property use our Local Housing Allowance Calculator to see how much Housing Benefit you could receive:

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If you are a landlord who rents to benefit tenants have a look at our information page for landlords.

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How can we help:

This website provides some basic advice and information. If you require more help with the changes then you can:

  • Use the template documents to contact your landlord or local Council to ask them for assistance
  • Visit our Mobile Advice Bus when it is in your area. See the 'Contact Us' page for details
  • Contact our team by telephone on 0845 120 2093
  • Complete the online referral form and one of our advisors will contact you. They can help ensure you are receiving all the benefit you are entitled to and can even talk to your local Council or your landlord on your behalf