Pages in Cost of living

  1. 1. How we can help you
  2. 2. Help with food
  3. 3. Help with energy bills
  4. 4. Paying your Council Tax
  5. 5. Money and debt advice
  6. 6. You are here: Paying your rent or mortgage
  7. 7. Welfare support

6. Paying your rent or mortgage

Housing costs (rent and mortgage payments) are priority debts, meaning falling behind with them can lead to serious problems.

Paying your rent

If you are struggling to pay your rent, visit our housing advice pages 

Discretionary housing payment

You may be able to apply for a discretionary housing payment for help towards paying your private or social rent. This is paid separately to housing benefit or Universal Credit.

Paying your mortgage

If you are struggling to pay your mortgage, visit our housing advice pages 

Further information

You can also call the Council’s housing advice line on 01737 276790 (Monday to Friday, 10am till noon and 2pm-4pm).