Help for tenants in difficult times

  • Guinness South is investing in a new five-person team to help tenants sustain their tenancies through difficult times.People

    £250,000 is being invested in this new team which will launch in January. The team will provide short-term, intensive support to help deal with issues such as health, finances and unemployment with the aim to reduce the cost and distress of failed tenancies.

    The 17,500 home provider has said that it recognises some tenants may be dealing with various factors that could affect their capability to keep their home, reports 24dash.

    Justin King, Guinness' head of operations, said: "Following a successful pilot, we've redirected resources to create this new team which will give us the capacity to work one-on-one with our residents who have additional support needs. It will enable us to provide support anywhere from four to ten weeks, and although it's not a long-term service, we will ensure that the individual has an alternative provision in place before we step away."

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