Rent support available from Platform (east)

Rent support is available to new and existing tenants of Platform Housing Group (east) who need assistance with managing their rent.

The service is provided by a team of dedicated Rent Support Officers who offer advice, information and support with:

  • budgeting and making the most of your income – e.g. ensuring that you are receiving the benefits that you are entitled to
  • helping you get assistance from other agencies to ensure that you are supported with any specialist needs that you may have - e.g. debt management, substance abuse, mental health or mobility issues
  • housing-related welfare reform - e.g. assisting residents who are affected by the bedroom tax, universal credit and other changes on how you receive benefits
  • any other aspect relating to payment of rent that may affect your ability to manage your tenancy and put your home at risk

How to apply for rent support

  • Refer yourself
    You can apply to the Platform Housing Group (east) for rent support by calling us on 0333 200 7304 or by completing the referral form on this website.
  • Ask someone to refer you
    Alternatively you can be referred by a friend, a relative, your Estates/ Rents Housing Officer or by someone from another organisation. They can refer you by calling us on 0333 200 7304 or filling out the referral form on this website. They must have your permission to refer you.

When we receive your application, a Rent Support Officer will contact you to discuss your needs and arrange a convenient appointment to meet you. We will make an initial assessment and suggest how we can support you