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Housing advice and support

Need help and advice with where you live? Whether it is dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour, finding out what we can do to help you if you are homeless, or providing information on traveller sites, we offer a wide range of help and support.

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Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social behaviour can affect anybody. Living in your own home without feeling threatened or being subject to noise nuisance is something we want every one of our tenants to be able to enjoy.  Loud music, barking dogs, and unreasonable behaviour are all anti-social and no-one should have to suffer from them. The Council does take this issue very seriously and will be keen to work with you to tackle any problems you may have.

:: more on dealing with anti-social behaviour

:: more on mediation

Homelessness

There are many ways in which a person or their family can become homeless, often through no fault of their own. In Dudley, our aim is to prevent homelessness whenever possible, and to offer a range of housing options to people who are homeless or have other urgent housing needs.

:: more on homelessness

Housing benefit - changes to the welfare benefits system

The welfare benefits system in the UK is undergoing major changes. If you claim housing benefit then these changes may affect you.

:: more on housing benefit

Housing support

Housing Support: advice and support is available on a range of subjects including: budgeting and managing finances; claiming welfare benefits; advocacy and communication; safety and security at home; move-on aspirations; setting up home and maintaining tenancy; personal safety and risk; physical health and hygiene; emotional well being and mental health; family and social contacts; social and leisure interests; and alcohol and substance misuse.

Housing Support have a number of drop in sessions across the borough for more information contact Housing Support on 01384 812504 or e-mail Housingsupport.dachs@dudley.gov.uk or visit the housing support pages for detailed information.

Keeping warm in winter

Dudley Council is committed to helping borough residents keep warm and snug in their homes, particularly through the winter months. Listed on the page linked below is a range of information about schemes, initiatives and programmes all aimed at helping keep people warm and healthy at home.

:: more on keeping warm in winter

Mortgage problems advice

The economic downturn has resulted in many homeowners finding themselves in financial difficulties through the loss of their jobs or due to a significant reduction in their income, resulting in the possibility of facing repossession from their lenders.

Facing the prospect of repossession can be frightening, but it's important to remember that you are not alone. There is a lot of help available from government, from lenders and from advice agencies. The information here will give you the tools you need to prevent your home being repossessed.

Travellers site

The Council owns and manages a permanent site for Gypsies and Travellers, known as the Oak Lane Traveller Site, Kingswinford.

The site contains 22 pitches for caravans, 21 of which are for rent with the remaining pitch being occupied by a full time residential warden.

:: more on the travellers site