As the winner of a competitive tendering process, Southern Housing Group is now delivering its financial skills programme to some of Inquilab’s tenants in London over the next 15 months.
The programme has so far seen many tenants benefit from the service, which educates them about effective ways to manage their money, especially those people affected by the government’s welfare reforms. Since the start of this year, Southern Housing’s financial skills team has saved tenants over £500,000 from housing and other benefit rebates, grants and debt write-offs.
Anabel Palmer, director of social and economic regeneration, Southern Housing Group, said, “This partnership is the first step in providing our services to other housing providers in England. Our financial skills service has already been very successful with our tenants and helps to educate people about how to better manage their money, while also identifying whether tenants are eligible for rebates, grants and debt write-offs.”