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New advice service for social tenants

A new advice service has been launched by Angus Council to support social housing tenants who are struggling financially.

Due to benefit changes and welfare reforms, there has been an increased demand for advice, information and social housing in Angus.

The council’s housing and welfare rights services has gained funding from the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s Making Advice Work initiative to introduce the Angus Welfare Reform Advice Project (WRAP). Tenants will be helped to deal with financial problems, enabling them to sustain their tenancies and, if necessary, given help to explore other housing options.

Councillor Glennis Middleton social work and health convener, said: “There are many vulnerable tenants throughout Angus who are currently struggling with daily living due to benefit cuts. This project is much-needed by the tenants of Angus to get the correct advice and assistance at the earliest opportunity.”

Social tenant living under pressure due to reduced income or change in circumstances can find out more by calling the council’s ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778, or e-mailing wrap@angus.gov.uk

 

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