Housing and employment

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:

Jobs and Training Guide 2017-2019 [PDF] (file size 1.67 MB)

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:

A2 Dominion Affinity Sutton Catalyst Housing
Family Mosaic Genesis Housing Guinness Partnership

Housing for Women

London & Quadrant (L&Q)

Network Stadium Housing

Notting Hill Housing Group Octavia Housing Peabody Housing
Shepherds Bush Housing Group Southern Housing Group Viridian Housing
Westway Housing Association Women's Pioneer Housing  

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.