Maundy Relief Key Scheme
Once the applicant has moved into the property they will receive on-going support in the community from Maundy Relief Key Scheme staff or, where necessary, other support agencies.
Those applying to the Maundy Relief Key Scheme are assessed for their suitability for the scheme to ensure that they will be eligible for housing benefit and that we are able to meet their potential support needs.
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the scheme individuals also need to be between the ages of 25 – 60 with no dependents living with them, be homeless or insecurely housed and have a local connection to the Hyndburn area. Applicants should first present to Hyndburn Borough Council housing needs team for an initial homeless assessment.
What the Key Scheme can offer successful applicants?
- Support to claim housing benefit and form filling.
- Liaising with the landlord / agent to help secure the tenancy.
- Ensuring that the property reaches health and safety requirements.
- We can provide a cashless bond to the landlord/agent.
A personal story of how the Key Scheme has helped
Ron has received support through Maundy Relief Key Scheme and just moved into a property. Ron said ‘With me being homeless I was lost and did not know where to turn to. I was sleeping on the streets for two months until I contacted Maundy Relief and Dorothy put me in contact with the Key Scheme. The Maundy Relief Key Scheme has taken a large weight off my shoulders they have guided me through every step of the way from finding a house to collecting the keys and sorting out services.’ Ron went on to say ‘I feel fantastic about the house and it will make a big difference. I can now invite my close family and friends over to visit and I can be closer to them and build the relationship.’
How to apply
For an informal discussion about the Maundy Relief Key Scheme and to see if the scheme is right for you ring Key Scheme staff on 01254 659686. Applicants should first present to Hyndburn Borough Council Housing Needs team for an initial homeless assessment.
The applicant will be invited for an interview should they meet the Maundy Relief Key Scheme criteria.