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Wild Things in half term

29th Apr

Adventure Unlimited have outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds this half-term Transport is provided from central Brighton, subsidised rates for those on low incomes and extra support for those that need it to take part.  Usual pick up/drop off point is The Level, Brighton Cost for Standard 3 day Programmes        £8 per participant (subsidised Read more

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BHCC Housing – Mutual Exchange event

19th Feb

The next mutual exchange event (now called Swap Shops) is being held at Portslade Town Hall on Wednesday 25 Feb 2015. There will be guests from Adur District Council and Hyde Housing at the event, together with staff from Brighton & Hove City Council. There will also be promotional material from HomeSwapper.  All social housing tenants are Read more

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Bedroom tax scam email/Facebook messages

18th Feb

Fraudsters are sending out scam emails and Facebook messages that claim the “bedroom tax” has been abolished, Trading Standards is warning. The spare room subsidy “Bedroom tax”, was introduced by the government in April 2013 to allow people to only claim Housing Benefit for the number of bedrooms their household needs. The emails and Facebook Read more

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Welfare Reforms – changes to benefits

10th Jul

This year, the government is introducing a number of changes to the way that benefits are administered and calculated.   The council’s website provides updates about these changes as information becomes available, as some of the changes are yet to be finalised by the government. From 1 April 2013, changes came in to: Council Tax Benefit Read more

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Changes to DLA benefits

3rd Jun

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit which replaced Daily Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age from April 2013. It assesses your ability to carry out activities to do with daily living and/or mobility. New claims for PIP can be made from June 2013. If you are already receiving DLA and your Read more

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Changes to Housing Benefit – April 2013

2nd Mar

Housing Benefit is changing for ‘working-age’ people from 1 April 2013. ‘Working age’ means anyone under 61 as at April 2013. The government is introducing a ‘size criteria’ which will limit how many bedrooms your family will receive benefit for. If you have more bedrooms than the government say you need, your benefit will be reduced. The amount of Read more

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