We know that one in 13 people in the South East fear they won’t be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month. Yet many people in this situation would feel too ashamed to ask for help.
Shelter’s helpline receives too many calls from people in desperation, and on the brink of losing their home, because bills and notices have been left unopened and problems have piled up.
This January we are encouraging those at risk to seek advice from Shelter and avoid problems spiralling out of control.
We would very much appreciate your help in getting this message out there. You can take the following actions to help people in Reading to find professional advice:
You can get help from Shelter via our online advice and free telephone helpline number - www.shelter.org.uk/advice 0808 800 4444
Tweet our online advice details, or retweet us. You can find us at @Shelter
For lots of people, the New Year period brings further challenges and worries. That’s why 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,