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How can I get Help with Housing?

Below we've listed some services provided that can help you with housing and benefits...

  • Housing Benefit

    If you pay rent and are unemployed, on a low income, or claiming benefits, you can claim Housing Benefit to help you pay.

    There are a variety of eligibility requirements, but you only have to fit one: check here whether you fit the requirements.

    The best way to quickly figure out if your eligible for any benefits is to try a benefits calculator. Click here to be taken straight to a benefits calculator.

    You can also find out about Housing Benefit on the Slough Borough Council Website.

  • Low Cost Home Ownership Schemes

    Slough Borough Council work with Help to Buy South to deliver Low Cost Home Ownership Schemes in Slough. 

    To find out all that's involved, if you fit the requirements,  and any costs involved on the Slough Borough Council Website.

  • Council Tax Reduction

    If you are under 18 and do not own or rent your home, you do not have to pay Council Tax. If you are 18 or over and do own or rent your home, you'll have to pay Council Tax.

    However, there are some exemptions - if you're not sure if you need to pay, check the GOV UK website!

  • Mortgage Interest Run On

    A Mortgage Interest Run On is extra money that you can get towards housing costs if your other benefits are affected by:

    • Starting to work full-time,
    • Working more hours,
    • Earning more money.

    You can recieve help from A Mortgage Interest Run on for 4 weeks.

    For more information check the GOV UK website.

  • Help finding housing

    If you are looking for housing or accommodation, you might find it useful to get hold of:

    • Addresses of local housing associations and housing cooperatives - there's a list on the council website!

    • Names of hostels, bed & breakfasts, or hotels.

    • What to do if you are homeless or at risk of homelessness - see here.

    • Information on local housing available for people with extra needs - see here.

  • Homelessness

    If you're worried about becoming homeless, are homeless, or know someone close to you who is here's where to look for help...

    • Slough Borough Council: Check the local council's help and support for homelessness and preventing homelessness here.

    • Homeless LinkThe Homeless Link website has information about services for homeless people, including hostels, day centres, and other advice and support services. 

    • ShelterShelter are a homeless charity that can also help you to find housing and give homelesseness advice. The nearest local centre is in Slough.

    • Slough Outreach: Slough Outreach are a homeless charity that support those who are homeless within Slough, Windsor, and Maidenhead.

    • ANUKANUK allows you to check if a private rented landlord is part of an accreditation scheme. Accreditation schemes are voluntary schemes that landlords join to show that they provide good quality accommodation.

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