|Marches Money Guru|
|Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:55|
Marches Housing Association has added a new post to its structure; a Financial Inclusion Officer is now offering free advice on all money matters to struggling households. A number of families have already been helped by the new service with increases in benefits ranging from £10 to £50 per week.
Eddie Hartley, who was appointed in January has been working non stop in assisting the Association’s residents manage their money. The post was introduced to help overcome the negative impact of the Welfare Reform and the recession. Eddie carries out a complete financial health check which entails reviewing benefit entitlement, checking tax codes and utility costs; he also offers advice and information on borrowing money and budgeting.
Resident Jackie Devey said: “Eddie’s help in completing the online benefits claim form was invaluable, it was so long and complicated I would never have managed it by myself. They even found that I was entitled to more housing benefit which is a great boost to my weekly income and will make things a bit easier”. Another resident received £900 when Eddie identified an error with their tax code.
If you would like to suggest a surgery in your area or request a one to one consultation call Eddie on 01568 619672.