The Government recently introduced a limit on the amount of benefit that people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is known as the benefit cap.
Alongside this are major changes to the benefits system with the introduction of Universal Credit and changes to tenancy lengths and rent levels. The Royal Borough is working in partnership with social landlords to ensure residents are in the best possible position to deal with these changes, during these difficult economic times.
There is a range of support available through the Council, social landlords, Jobcentre Plus and other organisations that can provide help and guidance, for example on learning a new skill, benefits advice, finding childcare, job seeking, starting a business, and family or other issues. Visit our Training, skills and jobs page for more information.
The Council produces a Jobs and Training Guide, which lists organisations that can give you information, advice and guidance to help you with your search for employment:
Support from social housing landlords
If you rent your property in the Royal Borough from a social landlord you can access a range of activities, support and grants to help you to improve your skills, keep fit, start up a new business and more. Find out more by selecting your housing provider's website below:
For more information on changes to benefits, visit the Council's advice and benefits pages.
If you are finding it difficult to manage financially, there are a number of organisations that may be able to help you. Visit our help and advice pages for more information.