Help with rent or mortgage payments
If you are already claiming housing benefit but this does not cover your full rent you may be able to get additional short term assistance if you apply for discretionary housing payments.
If you are behind on your mortgage payments your mortgage provider cannot take action against you until all other reasonable options have been explored. This is why, if you have not already done so you must contact your mortgage provider and discuss the situation with them.
If you are a home owner you may be able to get some assistance towards the interest payments on your mortgage.