Ben­e­fits capped for fam­i­lies

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

A BEN­E­FITS cap has been im­posed on 19 fam­i­lies in Rossendale over the last year, new fig­ures have re­vealed.

The lat­est Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions fig­ures show that be­tween Septem­ber 2018 and Au­gust this year, 19 fam­i­lies had their hous­ing ben­e­fits docked in Rossendale.

Most were sin­gle par­ents with chil­dren.

Hous­ing char­ity Shel­ter has warned that house­holds are be­ing ‘tipped into home­less­ness’ up and down the coun­try.

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