Rothbury residents invited to housing drop-in session

Rothbury residents seeking advice on housing or council tax issues are being invited to a monthly, drop-in session.

Starting on Tuesday May, 2, Northumberland County Council will be holding the drop-in sessions at Rothbury Parish Hall, between 10am and 12pm.

Initially it will run for three months, on the first Tuesday of every month, and will offer advice to people with housing benefits and council tax queries.

A benefits advisor and housing officer from the council will be available to answer residents’ questions and deal with any enquiries.

The sessions are open to all residents in Rothbury and surrounding areas, and if successful may be set up in other parts of the county.

Simon Crosthwaite, housing officer for Rothbury, said: “There are a number of changes coming in housing and council tax benefits, such as Universal Credit, and we know it can be a confusing issue for residents.

“We wanted to offer people the opportunity to speak to an advisor and get the help they need to ensure they are getting the correct benefit, as well as making sure they are prepared for future changes in how these benefits will be paid.”
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