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Support for residents

Last updated: 30 March 2020

Many of our residents will be worried about the financial impact this unprecedented situation might have on them and their families. We have been notified from the Government that additional financial resources will be provided to local councils to support vulnerable residents. We are working on a package of support for both residents and businesses and we will provide further information on these measures as soon as we can. Please keep visiting the council’s webpages, as well as twitter @IslingtonBC and Facebook for the latest information.

Resident Support Scheme 

Our Resident Support Scheme is available for Islington residents who are facing extreme hardship. Grants can be given to help if you are on a low income and struggling financially; in need of essential household items; or if there is a cut to Housing Benefit and you are finding it hard to meet your rent payments. 

If you need to apply please email the RSS team with your contact information and details about your situation.

Support for council tenants

Islington Council will do everything we can to support any of our tenants who find it difficult to pay their rent as a result of Coronavirus. We can help with financial advice and access to welfare benefits and discretionary relief to provide the best support that we can. No one should find themselves homeless at this difficult time and there will be no evictions from council properties during this period of public health crisis.

The council relies on rents to deliver vital services for all council tenants, it is important to continue to pay your rent but do contact us if you run into difficulty so that we can help.

Visit the advice section of our website for local advice and support on subjects, including financial advice and welfare benefits.

Council tax support

Residents receiving Council Tax Support:
Everyone receiving Council Tax Support will have their annual bill for 2020/21 reduced by up to £150. This process will be completely automatic, residents who are already on the Council Tax Support Scheme do not need to do anything as bills will be adjusted accordingly in the coming weeks.

Residents not in receipt of Council Tax Support:
Additional funds have been made available so that we can help residents who run into financial hardship. This support will be administered through our We Are Islington helpline. Contact We Are Islington.

 

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