Help is at hand for people having problems paying mortgages or rent
Published by Tamworth Borough Council for Tamworth borough Council in Housing and also in Bill Payments, Health
Residents who are concerned they may face repossession or eviction are being urged to take advantage of a scheme running inTamworth.
The ‘remote court service’ offers support and guidance to those who may be facing financial difficulties. It is provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau and funded by Tamworth Borough Council.
Launched last October, the idea behind the service is to help advice and support to those who have received legal notification of possession or eviction. Dedicated staff will also be able to offer help to complete paperwork related to any court action.
Previously, a similar service was provided at Tamworth Magistrates Court until its closure last year. The ‘Tamworth Court Desk Service’ helped residents avoid repossessions and evictions through advice and practical help.
Denise Wilson, Bureau Service Manager, Tamworth CAB said: “With homelessness levels rising nationally and locally, Tamworth Borough Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are working together to prevent homelessness by increasing help available to residents, in financial and housing difficulties.
“Facing the prospect of repossession or eviction can be frightening, but it’s important to remember that you are not alone.”
An additional debt and money advice surgery for residents also takes place This will also run from the CAB offices and will provide comprehensive debt and money advice, to help residents out of financial difficulties and prevent people from losing their homes.