Housing: Self-help Information
Please click the links below for online help when you have questions about housing in Central Bedfordshire.
CONTACT US FOR HELP & ADVICE for Central Bedfordshire
Please CONTACT US if you would rather speak to the Advice Central team, for free and confidential advice, we can help you with all your enquiries and housing advice in Central Bedfordshire.
Links to Local Help:
Central Bedfordshire Council offers information, advice and support for both local council and private housing residents in Central Bedfordshire.
Age UK is based in Bromham Road, Bedford and has a trained team of staff and volunteers who can give independent telephone advice on housing for older people in Central Bedfordshire. They also have local drop-in sessions in Central Bedfordshire if you prefer to speak to someone face to face.
Emergency food for people in crisis. Clicking the title link will provide more information, such as who is entitled to use the food bank. You can also search for your nearest food bank.
BPHA– Housing Association
BPHA provide support and information for their current residents for a number of things such as paying rent, reporting repairs and events within the community. They also have a section for individuals who are looking to start renting.
Aragon housing association owns and manages homes throughout Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Luton, Aylesbury and Cambridgeshire. The website provides information on finding a home and any help relating to your own property (if you are a part of their housing association).
Aldwyck provide homes, supported housing and care services to communities across the South East/East of England. Help that they offer includes information and support on; moving home, rent, repairs & maintenance, anti- social behaviour, applying for housing, services for young and old people, supported housing and more.
Support for people at risk of losing their home, are homeless, living in temporary accommodation, or moving on from supported housing or custody to independent living. Call 01525 862802 or 01582 476840.
Links to Online Tools & Useful Websites:
Citizen’s advice bureau offers a self-help advice guide that provides lots of information. The following link will take you to the housing page where there is information on finding a place to live, mortgage problems, renting a home, repairs in rented housing and many more topics related to housing.
United Response offers six easy to read guides (originally for people with a learning disability or someone unfamiliar with the jargon) booklets which are downloadable for anyone. One of these guides is “Your money- your home” which you may find relevant.
Directgov is a government website that offers information and advice on all areas of housing including private renting, council housing, planning permission and your local neighbourhood.
Paradigm Housing Group provides a wide range of housing. On the website you will find a ‘customer zone’ section. They also have a ‘find a home’ section which is for both current customers to exchange properties, or for new customers looking for a home.
Housing and homelessness charity providing advice on homelessness, private renting, social housing, housing benefits and many more related topics.
Missing People website has information on what to do if someone is missing from your home. They have the Runaway Helpline that can aid those who are thinking of running away, have run away or know someone who has; call 116 000.
Advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau in Central Bedfordshire
Citizens Advice Bureaux offer independent and confidential advice on many issues including debt, welfare benefits and housing. See below for local districts covered:
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