Council services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Maintaining essential services to support your health and wellbeing

Help with housing costs

You may have a mortgage, a housing related loan or be paying rent.

Universal Credit is a benefit you may be eligible for if your income and savings are below a certain level.  You can get Universal Credit if you’re unemployed but also if you’re working and you’ll get a single payment each month, rather than weekly or fortnightly. Housing costs will be paid directly to you as part of your monthly Universal Credit payment. 

Organisations are available to help you understand how Universal Credit works and how to manage your income so housing costs are met.