by Press Officer on 3 January, 2014
We know that one in 13 people in the South East fear they won’t be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month. Yet many people in this situation would feel too ashamed to ask for help.
Shelter’s helpline receives too many calls from people in desperation, and on the brink of losing their home, because bills and notices have been left unopened and problems have piled up.
This January we are encouraging those at risk to seek advice from Shelter and avoid problems spiralling out of control.
We would very much appreciate your help in getting this message out there.
You can help people in Worthing to find professional advice:
1. Shelter online advice available here – www.shelter.org.uk/advice
2. Shelter free telephone helpline number – 0808 800 4444
3. Follow on Twitter @Shelter
You may also wish to visit ‘Shelter Stories’ blog, which seeks to offer a first-person, friendly, and accessible introduction to advice.
For lots of people, the New Year period brings further challenges and worries. That’s why we are urging anyone worried about paying their rent or mortgage to make seeking early housing advice their New Year’s resolution.
Warmest wishes for the New Year,