London,
25
May
2009
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00:00
Europe/London

Recession advice from Hackney Council

RECESSION advice from Hackney Council is now available for residents on a range of issues.

A new leaflet and web page has been designed, which is available online and from Council and Hackney Homes offices in the borough.

It collects in one place contact details for support on a range of matters, including from rescheduling rent and mortgage payments to accessing training to improve job prospects.

Information on other matters includes:
• managing money and debt
• childcare and schools
• benefits you may be entitled to
• help with stress and worry
• National Minimum Wage

The aim is so that residents currently managing debt or work worries can access the right support and advice at the right time.

Mayor Jules Pipe said: “Hackney Council is on your side - the current climate has created uncertainty for many people, and we are doing all we can to support residents, including by freezing our share of the Council Tax for the fourth year running.”

For more information contact the service centre 020 8356 3000, email info@hackney.gov.uk or visit http://www.hackney.gov.uk/recession-advice.htm

Notes for editors

Further help can be found at:

• www.realhelpnow.gov.uk - a range of information tailored to help people and businesses manage the effects of the recession.

• www.direct.gov.uk - a single website providing a range of advice and information on everything. From training to mortgages, from benefits to medical support to childcare and much much more.

• www.tfl.gov.uk - Transport for London provides free or subsidised travel for many people like job seekers and school children. Call 020 7222 1234 for more information.