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Benefit & Debt Advice

Gedling Homes have a team that offers FREE independent benefits and money advice. They are the Money Wise team.

You may be experiencing some form of debt or might not be receiving the benefits that you are entitled to. It can be a difficult time, but help is available.

The Money Wise team understand that these issues can be sensitive and difficult to address, so they are happy to meet with you in your own home.

What is the Money Wise team?

The Gedling Homes' Money Wise team is a dedicated team of advisors who offer independent advice on benefits, debt and new tenancy support for Gedling Homes' tenants. They can help you with:

  • Benefit advice and applications, maximising your income
  • Debt advice and solutions
  • Help and support for new tenants to manage their home

What can you expect from the Money Wise team?

  • A FREE, confidential and impartial service
  • Support to ensure you are receiving your correct benefit entitlements
  • Fill in benefit claim forms
  • Deal with letters about benefits
  • Help with managing your debts
  • Negotiating reduced payments with your creditors
  • Budgeting and day to day money management
  • On-going advice and support
  • Full support for new tenants and help with basic budgeting, cooking and repair skills

All information provided to Gedling Homes is confidential. Your dedicated advisor will only contact other agencies or persons if you have given written consent.

How can you get in touch with the Money Wise team?

  • Contact us in confidence on 0115 905 1515 and ask to speak to a menber of the Gedling Homes' Money Wise team
  • Email moneywise@gedlinghomes.co.uk
  • Through referrals from external agencies such as Citizens Advise Bureau, Social Service or your GP, providing you are a Gedling Homes tenant
  • Appointments can be held at your own home if you prefer

When does the service stop?

Your advisor will discuss this with you, the support usually stops when:

  • You are fully able to manage your finances / tenancy
  • No further progress can be made due to loss of contact
  • Your Gedling Homes tenancy ends
  • You no longer want or need our support

Referral form

If you need any help in claiming your benefit entitlement, please complete the referral form and email to moneywise@gedlinghomes.co.uk

Alternatively, you can post your completed form to:

Money Wise
Gedling Homes
Gedling House
Wood Lane

Click here to download the form

Welfare Benefit calculator

To help you further, we have a Welfare Benefit calculator that you can use FREE OF CHARGE to give you an idea of the amount of welfare benefits you may be entitled to.  You need to have all your income details to hand before you start. 

It is important that if your circumstances change you repeat the calculation.  You must also let the agencies dealing with your claim know about any changes. This could be the Housing Benefit Section at Gedling Borough Council or the Inland Revenue for Tax Credit purposes, or any other agency who pays you any benefit.

Disclaimer: The detail that is used in the calculation is based purely on the information you provide.  Gedling Homes accepts no responsibility for inaccurate calculations.

The calculator gives you an estimate of your potential entitlements.  It does not guarantee entitlement.  You must apply to the relevant agency to secure any definite entitlement.

Please click here to access the Jigsaw Group Benefit Calculator [NB. This will open in a new window]

For further information, call 0115 905 1515 and ask for our Welfare Benefits Advisor or you can e-mail enquiries@gedlinghomes.co.uk