Although we’re funded to support people to get their finances back on track, we’ve been able to improve the financial well being of tenants in Wolverhampton in different ways.
Items have included: duvets, pillows, kettles, toasters, cutlery, mugs, plates and dishes.
We’ve also kept a stock of basic essentials like soap, toothpaste and cleaning products.
Not all applications will be successful so we’ve always encouraged clients to try draw up a new revised budget to save up for the items themselves in the meantime.
Where utility bills have caused arrears we’ve been able to apply to trust funds to try get some or all of the arrears paid off, this is only done in circumstances where the arrears would continue to impact a client’s budget.
We’ve also maintained a close working relationship with Severn Trent Water, they operate a Big Different Scheme where beneficiaries with small amounts of disposable income may be eligible for a discount.