Child Maintenance Options has been working closely with a variety of charities including Shelter, who have supplied the following pages providing examples of a variety of the tools and services which they have to offer.
Who are Shelter?
Shelter is a national charity who believes everyone should have a home.
The last few years have been tough for many people with unemployment, mortgage, rent arrears and repossessions rising. More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, helpline, and national face to face services.
If you’re having housing problems now or you’re concerned about the future – or if you know somebody having problems – Shelter can provide valuable help and advice.
How Shelter can help
A dedicated section of our website looks at the housing and related problems you may face when going through a relationship breakdown, so if you’re separated or separating from your partner we may be able to help you. You’ll also find advice for people with children.
Shelter also cover a wide range of housing issues on our Get Advice pages.
For example, you’ll find helpful advice and answers to questions on:
Families and Relationships - Understanding your rights whether they are family members, your husband, wife or civil partner, an opposite sex or same-sex partner.
Homelessness - Find out where to go for help and check whether the council has to house you.
Paying for a home - Work out what you can afford, if you can claim housing benefit and get help if you’re already in arrears.
Renting and leasehold - Find out how the law protects you if you’re a tenant, leaseholder or licensee.
Eviction - Know your rights if you are threatened with eviction. Landlords must follow the rules.
Repossession - You may not have to lose your home. Understand how the process can be stopped.