Useful links

Here you will find useful links to Government agencies, local authorities, support agencies, credit unions and the welfare reform.

If you are looking for contact details to register for choice based lettings, please use the local authorities link to find the local authorities in our area of operation.

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List of advice and support agencies (click on the name of the agency to open their website). Please note calls to some of the numbers below will be charged at a higher rate so check with your phone service provider and relevant organisation for exact costs.

Agency

Description

Contact number

Age UK Provide advice for older people 0800 169 6565
Citizens Advice Provide online help from the Citizens Advice which provides advice across a broad range of subjects including benefits, employment, debt, health, education and housing. 0844 411 1444
StepChange debt charity Provide debt advice 0800 138 1111
The Energy Savings Trust a non-profit organisation that provides free impartial advice that can help you save money and fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from your home 0300 123 1234
My Home Energy Switch Designed to help you save money on your energy bills and also offers the chance for you to choose suppliers that provide energy from renewable sources if desired. 0808 178 3492
Homeswapper A service for local authority and housing association tenants to search for mutual exchanges. Click here to read our Mutual Exchange publication.  
The Money Advice Service Advice from the UK’s Consumer Financial Education Body. 0300 500 5000
National Debtline The helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems 0808 808 4000
Shelter  Provide advice and support for homeless people 0808 800 4444
Turn 2 Us Advice on benefits and grants 0808 802 2000
TV Licence For information or to buy your TV licence.  
Counselling Directory Provides a network be connected with a professional
counsellor or psychotherapist.
0844 8030 240
Health and Safety Executive - Asbestos Provides details on Asbestos Health and Safety  
NHS Stop Smoking NHS help to stop smoking