Finances & housing

Support with housing and financial issues in Lambeth – including discounts on your water and electricity bills.

Overcrowded Housing

Are you living in overcrowded conditions in Lambeth? Visit the Lambeth Council website for help.

Support is also available from the council if you’re worried about your financial circumstances, becoming homeless or sleeping rough.

The LEAP Overcrowded Housing Support Service has now closed. We now provide training and resources for professionals and volunteers. We help them provide the very best housing support for pregnant women, and families with young children.

Lambeth Council housing links

  1. Overcrowded living conditions
  2. Tenants - Apply to join the housing transfer list
  3. Council and social housing
  4. Homelessness prevention and housing advice
  5. Submit a housing medical assessment (You must be an existing housing applicant with a bidding number)
  6. Email to enquire about your bidding
  7. General enquiries and housing repairs
  8. Use an approved Handy Person Service

If you're living in Temporary Accommodation and have queries or issues with your housing, call: 0207 926 9109

Long waiting times

There is no easy way of saying this, but waiting times for social housing are long. 

Lambeth won't be able to offer a home to the majority of people who apply.

Other related links

Help with finances

If you're struggling with debts or need advice on your finances:

  1. Thames Water: 50% off water bills for London families with a gross household income below £19,565.
  2. Lambeth benefits advice: find out what benefits you're entitled to.
  3. Brixton Advice Centre: advice ranging from housing, benefits and debt to immigration.
  4. Centre 70: free expert financial advice.
  5. Opportunity Lambeth: employment support and financial help.
  6. South London Refugee Association: working with refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants who are in crisis or at risk.
  7. Christians Against Poverty: debt counselling, budgeting support and finance management planning.
  8. Christians Against Poverty Job Club: meet other jobseekers, get support and gain the tools you need to find work.
  9. Oasis Advice Centre: independent money advice, supporting people through insolvency and more.
  10. Money Advice Service: free and impartial money advice.
  11. Citizens Advice: helping you find a way forward, whatever the problem.
  12. National Debtline: free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.
  13. Step Change: free Government Debt Help.
  14. Bill Help: assistance with rent, bills, and debts.
  15. The Mix: essential support for under 25s.

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