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ACCORD's Spring Newsletter

Please find attached ACCORD's Spring Newsletter
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CARE's Lastest Newsletter

Why not take time to read CARE's Latest Newsletter
Download this file (Care Newsletter Issue 8 Spring 2014.pdf)Care Newsletter Issue 8 Spring 2014.pdf[ ]1690 Kb

Are you looking for accomidation

Proposed changes to Home Choice Lincs

Home Choice Lincs (HCL) – the lettings partnership between Shoreline, North East Lincolnshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council and other social landlords across northern Lincolnshire – is proposing changes to its allocation policy to make it easier to understand and operate.

The policy sets out how homes are allocated to prospective tenants by housing need.

There are three proposed changes:

  • To stop tenants who are housed through the scheme from applying for a transfer within 12 months of sign-up unless there has been a significant change in their circumstances.
  • To change the way they assess overcrowding.  

Home Choice Lincs currently take into account the number of ‘bed spaces’ needed in a property but this can be confusing to applicants.  They are proposing to change this to the number of bedrooms a family requires instead.  This would then be in line with how Housing Benefit assess entitlement to accommodation.

  • To allow pregnancy to be taken into account from 20 weeks gestation when assessing the number of bedrooms and the type of accommodation an applicant needs.  

They will also be making some minor amendments to the wording of the policy to make sure references to supporting legislation are up-to-date.

If you would like to make any comments on the proposed changes please email Home Choice Lincs ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or write to Home Choice Lincs, PO Box 622, Grimsby, DN31 9GG.

The closing date for comments is Wednesday 7 May 2014.

Your responses will be considered and subject to approval, these changes will come into effect from Monday 19 May 2014


Shoreline Housing - Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is hitting the doors NOW - if you have not received your copy why not read the copy attached below
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Join the big community switch

North East Lincolnshire Council has again teamed up with the Big Community Switch, a free scheme which could help you to cut your home gas and electricity bills.

big community switch logo

The council, working in partnership with Cofely, is trying to encourage as many residents as possible to sign up before 5 June 2014 and use their joint buying power to help drive down their own home energy costs.

NELC has teamed up with more than 12 other councils across the country to make it easier for people to switch energy providers. All you need to do is visit here and provide your contact details, the name of your supplier and details of your current energy usage and tariff.

If you don’t have access to the internet, staff at your local library and Children’s Centre can help, but remember to bring a copy of a recent gas and electricity bill with you. Friends and family might also be able to assist as up to five separate addresses can be registered with the same email.

Alternatively you can contact the Home Energy Team at North East Lincolnshire Council on (01472) 324782 with your latest fuel bill and they will be able to register for you.

This is one of the largest schemes of its kind in the UK and by teaming up with other local authorities NELC is helping to create a massive pool of potential customers that energy companies bid against to supply. People have saved between £60 and £200 a year across the country on their energy bills and the more people that sign up, the bigger the potential savings.

NELC is working with a specialist company called iChoosr who will negotiate with the energy companies on behalf of everyone signed up to the scheme to get the best tariff possible. Over 420,000 participants have already switched suppliers thanks to iChoosr's collective switching schemes in three different countries.

Registration for the scheme will stay open until 5 June 2014.

Energy suppliers are then invited to bid in a reverse auction to provide power to everyone who has signed up. The auction will then take place on 10 June and the results announced from 20 June, offers are then sent either as an email or a letter and those who registered will have about three weeks to decide whether or not to accept the deal

- See more at: http://www.shorelinehp.com/news/join-the-big-community-switch#sthash.Ck8rHnPH.dpuf

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