Saturday, 5 January 2013

Struggling with your mortgage? Shelter can help

Dear Mr Jones,

Shelter finds a 60% rise in people struggling to pay their rent or mortgage in the last twelve months. As a result, almost a million people turned to a payday loan to help pay for their housing. These results reveal the spiral of debt that people are falling into in order to keep a roof over their head.

Please take these four actions to help people to find professional advice:
  1. Post a link to our online advice on your website:
  2. Encourage your caseworkers to bookmark our online advice pages, so they can refer to them when dealing with housing-related casework:
  3. Let your constituents know how to get help from Shelter via our online advice and free telephone helpline number: 0808 800 4444
  4. Tweet our online advice details or retweet us. You can find us here: @Shelter
For many the New Year will bring further challenges, we are urging anyone worried about paying their rent or mortgage to make seeking early housing advice their New Year’s resolution.

Warmest wishes for the New Year,

Ellie Robinson
Public Affairs Officer
Shelter, 88 Old St, London, EC1V 9HU | 0344 515 2052 | 07709786731