Financial support

If you find it hard to pay your rent, let us know as soon as possible.

Our trained officers offer impartial and confidential advice to help you:

  • Maximise your income
  • Reduce your arrears
  • Budget and deal with debt

Our officers can refer you to independent organisations for items including:

  • Basic bank accounts
  • Contents insurance

To make an appointment please contact your local office.

Remember, non-payment of rent is serious and could result in you losing your home.

The Benefits Checker on the Turn2us website takes no more than 10 minutes and confirms the benefits you can claim (link opens in a new window).

A budget planner is a good way to manage your money each month.

A budget helps to prioritise important things (like your rent and household bills) and should be amended if your circumstances change.

The Money Advice Service budget planner is a good place to start (link opens in a new window).

Universal Credit is a new single benefit for working-age people. It will gradually replace most means-tested benefits, such as:

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Tax credits
  • Housing Benefit

Universal Credit is being rolled out gradually and is expected to cover all benefit claims by 2017.

To find out more about Universal Credit, please visit www.Gov.UK/universal-credit (link opens in a new window).

A Sanctuary Scotland employee discussing financial support with a resident

Community groups can receive financial support of up to £1,000. See Community investment for more information.