Cleveland Housing Advice Centre CIO

Cleveland Housing Advice Centre CIO

Charity information

Cleveland Housing Advice Centre CIO

The Charity is available to people in Middlesbrough town centre since 1992. And provides one to one advice with casework on all types of statutory rights.

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    It provides one to one advice on statutory rights to people who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or living in poor conditions. The advice covers all range of welfare and housing benefits available and all types of debt and arrears.

    It negotiates and liaises on behalf of clients with landlords, social and private and Local Authorities covering a wide range of issues, including homelessness, disrepair, rent arrears and illegal eviction.

    It negotiates on behalf of clients with creditors to agree a workable solution for debt repayment, reduction or getting the debt totally written off when possible.

    It provides outreach caseworkers to make home visits and carry out neighbourhood advice sessions to people with mobility needs, mental health problems, minority ethnic unable to access advice because of cultural restrictions, sick or disabled, aged over 80 and those who have problems of a personal or potentially embarrassing nature. .

    It provides training placements and support for prisoners during their resettlement programs to remove their barriers to employment and help them to settle back in the community.

    It provides training placements and support for young unemployed at risk of offending and residents who are both socially and economically excluded to move them closer to the labour market.

  • Aims

    Cleveland Housing Advice Centre CIO aims to:

    • Provide 1:1 advice to people who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or living in poor conditions. The advice covers all range of welfare , housing benefits and all types of debt and arrears.
    • Provides free representation in person at Appeal Tribunals and before County Courts, Social Fund Reviews which includes all required preparations and submissions.
    • It provides outreach advice for people with mobility needs, mental health problems, sick , aged over 80 and those who have problems of a personal or potentially embarrassing nature. .
    • Provides training placements and support for prisoners during their resettlement programs to remove their barriers to employment and help them to settle back in the community.
    • Provides training placements and support for young unemployed at risk of offending and residents who are both socially and economically excluded to move them closer to the labour market.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1027540

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 14

    Phone number: 01642254544

    Address: 16 Borough Road Middlesbrough Cleveland TS1 5DW

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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