Advice and benefits news

Illegal subletting costs former council tenant £11,700

Published on Monday, 20 November 2017

Marco Travez was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment and ordered to pay the Royal Borough of Greenwich his rental profit.

Tenancy fraudster sentenced to prison

Published on Monday, 13 November 2017

James Maties was given 22 months in prison for using stolen credit cards to pay his Council Tax with the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Prison sentence for tenancy fraudster caught subletting

Published on Thursday, 02 November 2017

The fraudster was given a 12-month sentence for subletting his council property.

Get online to claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Published on Monday, 02 October 2017

New online form makes applying for benefits easier and quicker.

Thought-provoking domestic abuse campaign launched

Published on Friday, 21 July 2017

'Is this love' promotes healthy relationships and the resources available to victims.

Royal Borough wins £1.95m funding for innovative domestic abuse project

Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The three year project will transform help for families experiencing domestic abuse.

Mayor to open Volunteers' Week event

Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Find out about volunteering opportunities in the Royal Borough on Thursday 1 June.

Prison for nurse caught stealing from elderly clients

Published on Friday, 03 March 2017

The former NHS nurse pleaded guilty to stealing in excess of £13,000.

Fraudster sentenced to 18 months in prison

Published on Friday, 03 March 2017

The 54 year old woman from Broadstairs was found guilty of multiple fraudulent acts.

Royal Borough cracks down on under-age sales to tackle knife crime

Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Trading Standards officers seized knives and razors as part of Police campaign.

Benefit cap changes come into effect from 7 November

Published on Monday, 07 November 2016

The Royal Borough advises residents who receive benefits to check if they are affected.

Council tax property valuations - alert for residents

Published on Thursday, 14 April 2016

Beware of calls from companies claiming to be able to reduce council tax bills.

Universal Credit roll-out begins: help for claimants

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

Huge changes to the benefits system begin this month with the start of Universal Credit.

Betwatch scheme launched in Woolwich

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

The council is stepping up its efforts to tackle gambling related problems and protect vulnerable residents by launching a new pilot scheme in General Gordon Square, Woolwich.