Residents are invited to find out more about the support and advice available from Medway’s housing services during Medway Housing Week.
To acknowledge World Homelessness Day on Thursday, 10 October, Medway Council has organised a week where residents can learn more about the council’s housing teams and partner agencies, and how they all work together to support Medway’s residents.
Medway Housing Week will take place between Monday, 7 October and Thursday, 10 October. During this time, residents will be able to visit an information stand in the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, from 9.15am to 4pm, to find out more about the services available. Each day will focus on a different area:
On Monday, 7 October, residents can find out more about welfare and finance. There will be representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions as well as housing benefits staff available to answer questions.
On Tuesday, 8 October, a variety of Medway Council’s partner agencies including housing support providers, community safety organisations, voluntary agencies which work with vulnerable people and services commissioned by the council’s public health team will showcase the support currently available to residents.
On Wednesday, 9 October, residents can find out more information about the private rented access scheme, Homechoice and disabled facilities grants.
Medway Housing Week concludes on World Homelessness Day, which is on Thursday, 10 October. Residents can find out more about the range of support the council and its partners provide all year round to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Visitors will also be able to speak to people from the council’s Housing Options and Rough Sleeper Initiative teams to find out more about their work to support Medway’s most vulnerable residents.
Cllr Howard Doe, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Medway Council, said: “Medway Housing Week is a good opportunity for residents to find out more about the support and advice our housing team provides. It is also a chance for residents to ask questions and meet some of the partner agencies we work closely with. We are committed to helping Medway’s most vulnerable residents and I would encourage people to come along and find out more about the support that is available to them all year round.”
To find out more about Medway Council’s housing team, visit www.medway.gov.uk/housing