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Making The Link-Support

Making The link

Are you over 18 and living in a Private Rented Tenancy in Rochdale? Do you need some help to keep your tenancy going or sort out other problems? Find out how our Making The Link Support Service could help YOU.

‘The best support worker I have come across. She was most helpful, such a good listener. I have never experienced being in this situation, but she reassured me she could help and did so and so much more’. Bond Board Service User.

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What Making The Link Support could do for you

If you are a renting a private tenancy in Rochdale and need some help, you’ve come to the right place. We have a variety of options to help you get things sorted. We can help you with one off problems, offer you longer-term support with a 1-1 Support Worker or meet you at our  Quids In coffee mornings. We can let you know where you stand with issues such as Benefits, Debts, Housing, Health and many more. We will sit down with you and make a plan that you are happy with to get things moving in the right direction. Once a plan is made, we will work alongside you, supporting you to achieve your goals.

 Here are just some of the things we could help you with:

Checking you’re receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to and helping you to apply.

Helping you to fill in forms.

Supporting you to sort out benefit problems, such as suspensions, sanctions, overpayments and changes of circumstances.

Helping you to budget your money, so that you can afford to eat, keep warm and pay your bills.

Let us show you how to use our tablets, computers and phone when you need to contact organisations such as Universal Credit or The Council, saving you money and helping you with getting online.

Get a referral to the Foodbank or help to apply to the Council’s Local Welfare Fund if you are in crisis.

Advise  about national grants and help for things like furniture or reducing Gas, Electricity and Water debts.

Advice on where you stand with your landlord if you are having problems in your tenancy, such as repairs not being done and get support to sort it out.

Help to sort out rent arrears and negotiate with your landlord.

Find out what your housing options are and get help to apply for re-housing if you need to move.

Help to register with local services such as Doctors and Dentists.

Let us introduce you to other services that can offer you extra help when you need it, such as mental health and drug and alcohol services.

Come along to our Quids In coffee mornings to get help with all the above issues, meet The Bond Board staff and other services who can help you. Meet other people in similar situations and take away freebies like food goodie bags and energy saving devices.

‘The service I received was more than I expected. It was helpful, sustained and aimed at making forward movement. My support worker was very helpful considerate and determined to do her best.  I have nothing but praise for the help I have received’. Bond Board Service User.

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Find out more

If you are interested in all the things we could do to help you and would like to know more, contact us here, pop into the office or call us.

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