Housing advice services across Greater Manchester
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For both Tenants and Landlords
Up to date advice from Shelter for tenants during the pandemic
GM Law Centre have developed this guide to support residents and support organisations to assist people through the current health emergency: Greater Manchester Law Centre's COVID-19 Survival Guide
For free, expert, debt advice: StepChange Debt Charity
Apply for a budget advance (gov.uk) during the five week wait for the first payment of Universal Credit
Help from Citizens Advice in making a claim for Universal Credit
Potential grants for the self-employed people whose business has been affected by coronavirus
Entitled to – who offer online benefit calculators, including specific advice on help available from benefits if you are affected by coronavirus
Tenants Union UK and Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now – who work on behalf of tenants and others to improve the quality of life for tenants
Free specialist housing advice in Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale and Wigan (The Bond Board) - One to one specialist housing advice helping to prevent eviction or to find alternative accommodation.
Greater Manchester Tenants Union - Member-led organisation of low and middle income renters that want to transform the housing system so that everyone has access to an affordable, secure and decent home.
ACORN - Mass membership organisation fighting for a fairer deal for communities.
The National Residential Landlords Association offers a wealth of advice and guidance to support landlords
Our Partners are also able to offer free online training (FutureLearn) – to help you support tenants with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. This takes around 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for you to complete at your own pace.
If you are a home owner similar concerns may apply to you. Use the links provided to access advice, guidance and support that is relevant to you.
Support in your local area
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