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Racing Welfare's 24 hour helpline enables people to access support and guidance through digital, telephone and SMS text options

Racing Homes – An Introduction

August 3rd, 2021

About Racing Homes Racing Homes is Racing Welfare’s own Housing Association. It provides quality, safe affordable housing for people entering the industry, and people who have retired from racing having dedicated a lifetime to the sport. Currently Racing Homes manages 155 properties in its portfolio making us the largest housing provider in racing. We work […]

Mortgage Arrears & Difficulties

August 3rd, 2021

Dealing with Mortgage Arrears We understand how quickly you can fall behind with mortgage payments and slip into arrears. We also understand that there are many reasons why this can happen. It can be really worrying as your home may be at risk of possession. However, this type of debt should be treated as a priority […]

Buying a house

August 3rd, 2021

Buying a New Home If you have some money saved you may want to buy a home rather than rent. The Guardian reported in November 2018 that house prices are set to increase by 15% by 2023 with prices in the North growing at a faster rate than the South, particularly in the North West. The 2008 financial crisis made […]

Dealing with Rent Arrears

August 3rd, 2021

Dealing with Rent Arrears We understand how quickly you can fall behind with your rent and slip into arrears.  We also understand that there are many reasons why this can happen.  It can be really worrying as you may be at risk of losing your tenancy.  However, this type of debt should be treated as a priority and […]

Renting in the Private Sector

August 3rd, 2021

Help with Renting Many people will not meet the criteria needed to obtain social housing and so renting in the private sector will be the only option. You need to think carefully about the size and type of accommodation you want and how you will pay the rent. Good places to start looking for a […]

Worried about becoming homeless?

August 3rd, 2021

If you find yourself homeless or under threat of being made homeless you should always seek advice straight away. Many organisations like Racing Welfare, Citizens Advice Bureau, and Shelter, can help you but if you find yourself without a home then the law places a duty on the local authority to advise you. Considering what help is […]

Council Tax Relief/Reduction

August 3rd, 2021

What is Council Tax Reduction? If you’re on a low income, you may be entitled to help from your council towards paying your council tax. Since 1 April 2013, local authorities in England have taken responsibility for running their own local schemes that assist with council tax. These are called Council Tax Reduction or Council […]

Housing Benefit

August 3rd, 2021

About Housing Benefit If you are on a low income or on welfare benefits you may be entitled to help with your rent. If you need help with your rent and live in social housing you may be able to get help by claiming Housing Benefit. Click here and enter details of where you live. This will […]

Housing Costs

August 3rd, 2021

Apart from the rent or mortgage you need to consider any other charges that might be associated with your new home. If the landlord (or agent) provides a service like cleaning and maintenance of communal areas (usually the case with flats), this extra charge may be levied on top of your rent. If there is […]

Housing Options

August 3rd, 2021

Find the Right Home for you Making decisions about your future housing can be a daunting and stressful time, whether you are retiring or leaving a job where your home is provided for you, or faced with having to move on from your current accommodation for other reasons such as disability. The type of housing […]