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Housing advice and support

Need help and advice with where you live? Whether it's finding out what we can do to help you if you are homeless, or providing information on housing fraud, we offer a wide range of help and support.

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.

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Housing fraud

Across the UK, it’s estimated that thousands of council homes are occupied by someone who shouldn't live there or have obtained the tenancy fraudulently.

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.

Energy efficiency

Find out about advice to help reduce fuel bills, keeping warm through the winter months and more.

Garden pathways

Dudley Council provides a gardening scheme for older and vulnerable tenants who are in need of a one off garden clearance or on-going maintenance.

The scheme is managed in partnership with Creative Support who have a team of trainees that undertake the work whilst studying a vocational training programme that allows them to develop personal and employability skills whilst engaging in practical gardening activities.

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