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Improvement objective E

Promote affordable credit and savings options and help people maximise their income and entitlements.

1. What do we want to achieve?

2. Why is this important?

  • Train more council staff/workers in welfare rights/benefits advice appropriate to their role.
  • Increase the number of council staff making saving contributions to the credit union.
  • Encourage more council tenants to join the credit union.
  • Decrease the percentage of warrants executed against council tenants by offering support and financial assistance.
  • ‚ÄčIncrease the percentage of potentially homeless households for whom homelessness was prevented for 6 months.
  • So that a greater proportion of the residents of Swansea receive advice and support to ensure they are better able to access their benefit entitlement.
  • Help build the financial capability of the credit union and encourage more of the people of Swansea to join so that more people can access and benefit from a more sustainable and affordable credit and savings option.
  • Help tenants manage their money and pay their rent or bills promptly in a bid to prevent them falling into rent arrears and financial difficulties.
  • To help tenants who are faced with eviction as a result of rent arrears exacerbated by debt.
  • Help people maintain stability and security for their families, safeguard their health and well-being and prevent social exclusion while reducing the costs associated with providing Bed and Breakfast and temporary accommodation.

  
Performance measures

  1. Number of staff/workers trained in welfare rights/benefits advice appropriate to their role.
  2. Number of council staff making saving contributions to the credit union.
  3. Number of council tenants joining the credit union.
  4. Percentage of eviction warrants for rent arrears raised against council tenants suspended due to support and financial assistance.
  5. HHA/013 - percentage of all potentially homeless households for whom homelessness was prevented for at least 6 months.
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