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Housing Rights has become the first organisation in Northern Ireland to receive a prestigious new business standard award for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

We were presented with our BS76005 Valuing People through Diversity and Inclusion award at a recent event at Stormont.

Peter McMahon, Head of Business Services with Housing Rights commented:

The Falls and Shankill become the first areas in Belfast to have Universal Credit introduced on the 13 June 2018.

Universal Credit will replace Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance and income related Employment and Support Allowance.  Anyone of working age who gets these benefits will be affected.

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The Northern Ireland Housing Executive recently published their findings from the 2016 House Condition Survey (HCS). The survey assesses housing conditions across all tenures and types of housing across Northern Ireland. 

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has recommended that independent housing advice services are provided in England, Scotland and Wales in order to improve housing affordability for low-income households. The recommendation is one of four proposals identified in a recently published policy report examining housing and life experiences

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Lurgan, Newcastle and Kilkeel are the next areas in Northern Ireland to have Universal Credit introduced on the 30 May 2018.

This new benefit will replace Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance and income related Employment and Support Allowance.  Anyone of working age who gets these benefits will be affected.

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