Advice

You can use this Advice section as a general resource library by clicking any of the right hand links for more information. 

  • Disability benefits

    Whilst the Govt has done a u turn on proposed cuts to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) under the Welfare Reform and Work Bill the Employment an…

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  • Homelessness

    Whilst the Govt are proposing to cap housing benefit payments to social housing tenants various organisations that support vulnerable people say th…

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  • Housing and Planning Bill 2015

    The Bill will bring in far reaching changes to the availability, accessibility and cost of social housing.  Whilst it will bring in the Right …

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  • Flexible tenancies

    The Government are proposing, under an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015, to put an end to lifetime tenancies for local authority ten…

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  • Universal Credit

    A new type of benefit, for working age people only, called Universal Credit is coming in 2016.  It will bring together the main out of work be…

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  • Affordable rents

    We are concerned about the possible introduction locally of affordable rents for new build council properties and new lettings of council houses.&n…

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  • Safeguarding adults

    Adult safeguarding is the process of protecting adults with care and support needs from abuse or neglect.  They could be an adult with a learn…

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  • Anti-social behaviour

    New powers aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) came into effect on Monday 20th October 2014, under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime an…

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  • Data Protection

    Data Protection regulates the processing of personal information about individuals.  The Federation's policy on data protection is kept at…

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  • Your Home

    Frequently asked questions How do I……………… • Make an application to go on the housing register? You c…

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  • Your Rights

    The rights you have as a tenant depend on the type of tenancy you have. Introductory tenancies New tenants of Council properties are offered introdu…

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  • Equality and diversity

    We attach a guidance on equality and diversity for information …

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  • Housing Associations

    In a report 'Building Futures' published by the National Housing Federation it has described how last year (2011/12) Housing Asso…

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  • Money Matters

    At present many of us are finding it difficult to make ends meet, what with the credit crunch, uncertainty as to jobs, and changes to benefits. Fro…

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  • Pay to stay

    The Government believes that it is not right for high income families to be paying low social housing rent when they could afford to pay more or th…

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  • Getting Involved

    Ways you can get involved Join the Federation Join or set up a Tenants Group Participate in Wolverhampton Homes involvement structure…

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  • Tenants in control

    Under regulations lanlords must offer tenants a wide range of opportunities to take greater control of services they receive.  They may do thi…

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  • Policing

    The Government is introducing new elected posts of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).  There will be one for each force area.  The PC…

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  • Energy Efficiency

    The cost of running a home gets higher each year while the money we have to pay for it seems to get less. Keeping the home warm makes a big difference…

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  • Squatting

    As from September 2012 new legislation has been introduced which makes squatting a criminal offence punishable by up to 6 months in prison with fin…

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  • Welfare reform

    Universal credit is created in the Welfare Reform Bill and the Government are planning to launch it in October 2013.  The new benefit is …

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  • Support for older and disabled people

    There are a number of organisations that provide assistance for older and disabled people. The Neighbourhood Support Service is a confidential servic…

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  • Health

    Healthwatch Wolverhampton is a new independent service set up to make sure that you can have your say about health and social care services in the …

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  • Service Standards

    There will be a new regulatory framework for social housing in England from 1st April 2012.  This replaces the previous framework that came in…

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  • Jargon Buster

    We attach a jargon buster to this page.  This is a short guide to some of the jargon often used by the housing professionals - hope it helps! …

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  • W'ton Homes management contacts

    We attach a list of W'ton Homes estate managers and their contact info. …

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  • Dave's DIY

    Top Ten Tips For DIY Home Improvements Making a few effective changes to your home can make all the difference and it’s never been so easy! Fol…

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  • Tom's Gardening Corner

    What to do and when January This is the time to plan your garden. Order seeds and plants for the Spring. For your early potatoes put seed potatoes t…

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  • Maureen's top 10 handy home tips

    1. Baking soda Remove food odours from your pots and pans by filling them with water and adding baking soda Use baking soda to remove pain…

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  • Tasty Bites

    Here we have provided a few simple recipes that we hope you will enjoy.  Also if you have some delicious meals you would like to share lets us ha…

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  • Good Practice

    From time to time we issue good practice information to advise members on matters that will help them better run their local tenants' group or …

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  • Training

    We at the Fed recognise the importance of having the information and skills to be able to make a difference. Without the tools to hand it is difficult…

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  • Funding

    Funding is always an issue. Wolverhampton Homes provides small running costs grants for tenants groups contact the Community Participation Team v…

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  • Compliments and complaints

    Should you wish to compliment us or to make a complaint about us please see the attached form. …

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  • Useful links

    Here we have added some links to other web sites that you may find helpful. Wolverhampton City Council www.wolverhampton.gov.uk Homes in the City w…

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  • Project Officer Lal Salter

    Do you need advice?

    If you would like advice or any further information concerning items or articles on this website or you would like advice on a particular housing…

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