Financial help

Help if you have debt and are struggling to pay your mortgage or rent

If you are having difficulties managing your rent or mortgage, you may be at risk of losing your home. We have a number of schemes to help you tackle rent, mortgage arrears or debt.

  • Referral to free specialist debt advice provided by the Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Referral to a free independent Court Desk service provided by the Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Referral to a free tenancy sustainment service provided by the Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Pre-eviction advice
  • Homeowners Mortgage Support (HMS)
  • Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI)

 

Free Debt Advice, Court Desk and Tenancy Sustainment Service

We work with Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to prevent repossessions and evictions. The Debt Advice, Court Desk and Tenancy Sustainment Services offer free advice and assistance to people facing debt or repossession proceedings, and advice and guidance to enable people to try and remain in their own homes. The CAB also offers pre or post court advice and support.  Advice can also be given on opening bank accounts and money management. Please visit the CAB website for information on these services.

You can be referred to this service by either visiting Tamworth Borough Council's Housing Solutions Team, if you are a tenant of Tamworth Borough Council then your Housing Officer can advise you how to access this service, or alternatively you can drop into the CAB offices at Marmion House.

Telephone advice: 10am - 2pm (Mon, Tues & Thurs only): 01827 305950
Walk-in Service (Tamworth CAB): Tuesdays and Thursdays (10am - 2pm)
Staffordshire CAB Advice line*: 03444 111444 

Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm 

 

Contact: Housing Solutions Team. Tel: 01827 709459. Email: housingsolutions@tamworth.gov.uk
Alternatively contact Tamworth Citizens Advice Bureau direct: Tel: 01827 305950.