Our Financial Inclusion team offers all bpha residents free, independent and confidential benefit and debt management advice including:
benefit checks to maximise your income
helping you challenge benefit decisions where appropriate
helping you make informed choices about managing debts
carrying out debt negotiation
advice and help with insolvency procedures
representation at benefit appeal hearings and debt-related county court hearings
Information and support with money management techniques and ideas including:
making the most of alternative sources of funding, goods and services
comparing and switching energy and other service providers
Beware of loan sharks!
Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates.
They often target low income, desperate or vulnerable people, and often resort to blackmail, bullying and violence to enforce repayment.
To avoid loan sharks, you can
check if a company is authorised to lend money.
You can also
report loan sharks anonymously.
If you have any doubts, do seek advice from us or the Government’s Loan Shark Project.
You can read further information on the topics below by visiting the links:
Removal of the spare room subsidy (the “bedroom tax”)
Universal Credit Further sources of information:
Get in touch for money advice tailored to your needs and financial position by calling 0330 100 0272 and asking for our Financial Inclusion team. You can also use our Contact us form to send a message to the team.
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Last modified: January 18, 2018 at 9:26 am