In 2018/19, The Bond Board supported 1250 homeless people and those living in private rented tenancies in Bolton and Rochdale. We helped with housing, benefits, rent arrears, debts, budgeting, problems with landlords, fuel and food problems, form filling, applying for furniture and grants and much more. If you’re wondering what The Bond Board can do for you, the answer is lots! You don’t need to have a Bond Guarantee from us to use our services.
Here are some of the things we can do to help YOU.
-If you are homeless, find out your housing options and apply for a Bond Guarantee for a private rented property from our Bond Guarantee and tenant/landlord support service
-Find landlords with properties available for people accepted for a Bond Guarantee here
-Get 1-1 support with stuff like getting furniture, sorting out bills, managing debts, dealing with benefit problems and much more from our Making the Link Support Service
-If you are homeless and can’t afford to live on your own, apply to move into shared accommodation with a friend or family member and get 1-1 support from our Letting Out Service
-Have a brew, get information and advice about money problems, benefits, finding somewhere to live and loads more whilst meeting other people in similar situations. You can even get freebies, such as food parcels and low energy saving equipment at our Quids In coffee mornings
-Having problems with your landlord? Not sure where you stand? Find out in our Top Tips for private renting guide.
-Get advice about where you stand with the Benefit Cap. Find further information about the Benefit Cap here
-Find further information about our HARP Project. In partnership with Petrus Rochdale, we can help you with:
- Instant help and support when you are in crisis, such as literally homeless, or without money and food.
-1-1, specialist advice about all your benefit problems. We know that benefit problems like sanctions, benefits being suspended, overpayments, appeals can all seriously effect your wellbeing. Our new worker will be helping you to sort your benefit problems out and will go to appeal hearings with you.
-Share your experiences and work to find out what it’s like for others to be homeless or struggling to get by becoming one of our Sustainable Livelihood Peer Researchers.