Housing

Housing and council tax benefit - Council tax benefit and housing benefit helps people on a low income to pay their rent and council tax.  The amount of benefit you get depends on your circumstances, and how much rent and/or council tax you pay.

Struggling to pay your rent? - If you are falling behind on your rent payments we are here to help you.

Online benefits calculator - Calculate how much housing benefit and/or council tax benefit you may be entitled to.

Discretionary housing payments - If you receive housing benefit or universal credit, you may be able to apply for a discretionary housing payment to help with housing costs.

How much does it cost to run appliances in the home - Find out how much typical household appliances cost to run and which might be costing you the most money. 

Housing hubs - Your local housing hub is there to offer council tenants information and advice on housing issues. 

Energy efficiency - Reduce your electricity bills, keep warm and reduce your impact on climate change by becoming more energy efficient at home. Find out about offers and grants to help you do this.

Handy person’s scheme - If you are eligible for this service, you can get help with small jobs around the home.

Grants and financial schemes:  disabled facilities grant,and empty properties scheme

Homelessness - How the council can help if you're at risk of becoming homeless.