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WELCOME TO Monmouthshire Homesearch

Homesearch is about choices: it's about where you live, work, train and how you live your life.

Homesearch give you the information you need so you can make the right choices. If you're looking for information on homes to rent from councils and housing associations in Monmouthshire, you've come to the right place.


Useful Information

• How to make a Universal Credit Claim
• My Advice Gateway - Advice on Benefits
• Budgeting & Moving Home
• Gateway Credit Union
• Monmouthshire Domestic Abuse Directory
• The MAC - Multi Agency Centre in Abergavenny
• Discretionary Assistance Fund in Wales

(Scroll down the page to view each section)

 

How to make a Universal Credit Claim

Click on link on how to make a Universal Credit Claim


My Advice Gateway - Advice on Benefits

My Advice Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunites. Further services, including sections on banking and insurance, will be added over the coming months.

To access this resource, click here: My Advice Gateway


Budgeting and Moving Home

This section will provide you with practical help and tips on managing your money, and making a fresh start in your new property.

Click on links below to download useful documents:

Managing your Money
Use the Managing your Money leaflet as a step-by-step guide to complete your personal budget sheet. This will help you to manage your money and keep control of your finances.
Click here: Managing your Money
Click here: Budget Sheet

Counting the Costs of Renting your Home
This leaflet provides you with information about what costs you need to think about when moving home.
Click here: Counting the Costs of Renting your Home

Moving Home Checklist
This leaflet provides you with a step-by-step guide on things to remember to do when moving house.
Click here: Moving Home


Gateway Credit Union

While you are bidding, you may want to start saving with Gateway Credit Union. They offer easy savings accounts and loans at competitive rates for any purpose, including furniture, appliances, carpets and removal costs. MHA and Charter tenants can claim £10 when you join. Call 01495 742500 or call into their offices in Abergavenny and Chepstow or outreach sessions in Caldicot and Wyesham. Click here: Gateway Credit Union


Monmouthshire Domestic Abuse Directory

This directory is a simple to use point of reference which contains contact details for various services and organisations in the Monmouthshire area, and Nationally, which can offer help, support and advice to adults and children affected by domestic abuse. To access this resource, click on: Directory


The MAC - Multi Agency Centre in Abergavenny

Monmouthshire Multi Agency Centre or MAC is a One Stop Shop offering free and confidential advice and support for people suffering from or at risk of domestic abuse. Click here for more information: The MAC

 

Discretionary Assistance Fund in Wales

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) in Wales replaces parts of the Social Fund previously run by DWP which you may have known as ‘crisis loans’ or ‘community care grants’. The fund offers grant payments or support. For more information click on DAF in Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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