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Seven Locks Housing

Citizens Advice LeicesterShire provides advice and support on benefits and housing issues for Seven Locks Housing tenants.

Benefits and housing advice for tenants

Since 2013, Seven Locks Housing has funded a local Citizens Advice caseworker who is based onsite. This began as a two-year project to support tenants through Welfare Reforms such as the Spare Room Subsidy and the Benefits Cap. It has continued to be a vital support service for residents facing rent arrears, debt, welfare benefits and other issues, including bereavement and isolation.

In 2016 – 2017, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire helped residents to access over £160,000 in additional welfare benefits and reduced rent arrears by £58,000.