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Why not 'spring clean' your finances?

Published: Tue, 3 Mar 2015
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New money advice events for our tenants
We are joining forces with Advice NI and a range of advice agencies to help support people who are struggling to pay their bills, giving them a fresh start with their finances. Thirteen events will take place in towns across Northern Ireland.
Advisers will attend the events to help people make sure they are getting all the financial help they are entitled to and provide advice on how to manage that money.
Last year Advice NI’s advisers successfully helped over 5,000 households making sure they maximised their household’s income. Advisers checked eligibility for benefits, helped with budgeting and offered free confidential and impartial debt and money advice. Sinéad Campbell, from Advice NI, is pleased the clinics are taking place in partnership with us and other advice agencies. She explained:
“Many people can find paying all their bills a struggle. Getting advice can help to relieve stress and that’s why we are offering this confidential advice clinic in towns across Northern Ireland. If anyone is finding it difficult to manage their money and wants support, we’re here to help.
“The advisers will chat about any money worries, look at the whole situation and advise on the options available. For example if they find a number of people are owed money the advisers can help negotiate with creditors.
“If you want to take action to deal with your money problems, and find a solution that suits you then do come along to one of our events.”
Gerry Flynn, our Director of Landlord Services commented:
“We know many of our tenants are struggling financially which can leave them feeling stressed. We want to make sure they get the help and advice they need.
“We are delighted to work with Advice NI whose professional advisers provide good quality advice and support. They aim to help those who contact them feel less stressed about their situation.”
It can be hard to face rent arrears, credit card debt, bank loans, store cards, payday loans or door step lenders on your own. If you are not able to attend the event but would like to talk to an adviser about your finances you can contact Advice NI’s, money and debt service, Debt Action NI on 0800 917 4607, text ‘Action’ on 81025 or browse their website to download self-help information or send an appointment request.
The money advice events are on the following dates (Adobe PDF 1227 KB)