Sunday, 13 January 2013

60 percent rise in people struggling with rent or mortgage!

Shelter do a great job providing all sorts of housing related advice. I have used them in the past myself and recommend them to others. See below for the e-mail they sent me.

"Shelter finds a 60 per cent rise in people struggling to pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months. As a result, almost a million people turned to a payday loan to help pay for their housing. These results reveal the spiral of debt that people are falling into, in order to keep a roof over their heads.

Please take these four actions to help people to find professional advice:

  1. Post a link to our online advice on your website:
  2. Encourage your caseworkers to bookmark our online advice pages, so they can refer to them when dealing with housing-related casework:
  3. Let your constituents know how to get help from Shelter via our online advice and free telephone helpline number: 0808 800 4444
  4. Tweet our online advice details or retweet us. You can find us here: @Shelter

For many, the New Year will bring further challenges. We're urging anyone worried about paying their rent or mortgage to seek out early housing advice as their New Year's resolution."

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