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  • How to... help tenants manage their money

    17/09/2012Policy and practice

    How to... help tenants manage their money Helping tenants to manage their money makes sense for everyone. Housing providers get reduced levels of rent arrears, fewer housing management issues, lower tenancy turnover and tenants can get on with their

  • Financial inclusion

    10/04/2013Policy and practice

    The current economic climate is more challenging than ever with rising unemployment Benefit caps and housing benefit reductions will mean many tenants on benefits experiencing a drop in income Introduction of direct payment housing benefit will also

  • Working in partnership with credit unions - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/10/2011Policy and practice

    Working in partnership with credit unions - Housing practice magazine Issue 17 Credit unions are non profit making financial services co-operatives set up by members for members. They encourage saving and offer affordable loans. For housing

  • Tenant contents insurance - Housing practice magazine Subscription

    01/04/2011Policy and practice

    Tenant contents insurance - Housing practice magazine Issue 14 Home contents insurance is regarded by many as households as essential, offering financial protection against loss and peace of mind. For households without cover, especially if they're

  • Save with rent

    01/08/2008Policy and practice

    Save with rent How organisations can help deliver Saving Gateway - England There is an increasing awareness amongst social landlords of the need to tackle financial exclusion amongst their residents. There is a variety of motives for landlords taking

  • Quids in: The impact of financial skills training for social housing tenants

    20/09/2012Policy and practice

    Quids in: The impact of financial skills training for social housing tenants Between June 2011 and March 2012, Bedworth, Rugby and Nuneaton Citizens Advice Bureau delivered short financial skills training sessions free-of-charge to tenants of Orbit

  • Policy & practice focus summer 2011 Subscription

    17/06/2011Policy and practice

    Policy & practice focus summer 2011 The summer edition of Policy & practice focus looks at the latest news in the housing sector and forthcoming work from CIH ahead of our annual conference. This edition includes: The new ASB standard for housing

  • Improving financial inclusion and capability in social housing

    04/04/2011Policy and practice

    Improving financial inclusion and capability in social housing Sponsored by the Money Advice Service and Barclays, this publication includes positive practice in financial inclusion, shares the lessons CIH have learned in helping to develop this work

  • Housing magazine May 2011 Subscription

    11/05/2011Policy and practice

    Housing magazine May 2011 Supporting change How can we protect services for vulnerable people? Supporting change - how can we protect services for vulnerable people? Financial inclusion in the housing sector - lessons and successes New research -

  • Financial inclusion and rural social housing

    01/06/2010Policy and practice

    Financial inclusion and rural social housing Helping low income households access money advice, affordable credit and mainstream financial services is an even greater challenge in rural areas due to poor transport links, and scarce local services