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Led by the Centre for Responsible Credit and Well Thought, and co-created with residents and national housing associations, a new approach has been developed.
At its simplest, rent-flex offers a new way for residents to plan and pay their rent, however, at the core of rent-flex is a ‘joint planning’ framework with potential to transform the landlord – resident relationship
Residents are offered personalised rent payment plans: providing them with the opportunity to pay less rent in months when money is tight, and slightly more when things are that little bit easier.
In exchange, residents engage with support services and keep their housing provider informed of their financial situation so any extra help required can be provided.
Although we only became an independent company in 2020, we are gearing up our activities and we will be recruiting in late 2021 for two roles: a Policy and Communications Officer and a Data Analyst.
We will be offering remote and flexible working, competitive salaries, and a generous employer contribution to our workplace pension scheme. Full details of both roles will be published on this site in December.
If you’d like to register an advance interest in either of these roles, then please drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will alert you as soon as the job information pack and application forms are available on-line.
We also welcome applications throughout the year to join our Associate Network of freelance researchers.
If you have qualitative and/or quantitative research and evaluation skills and are keen to contribute to high quality projects relating to credit and debt, then please send your CV to email@example.com
Funded by Impact on Urban Health, the project forms part of their wider programme to improve outcomes for people with multiple long-term health conditions.
Financial Shield will be tested with up to 2,000 people in Lambeth and Southwark through to September 2022. Led by the Centre for Responsible Credit, the pilot brings Primary Care Networks, social prescribing teams, and creditors together with advice and community based support agencies to provide a holistic response to people’s financial and health support needs. You can find out more about the members of our Financial Shield partnership here.