Loan sharks are people who lend money without necessary permissions. This is a criminal offence. They often charge high rates of interest and can harass, intimidate, and use violence against their victims to get re-payments.
The Stop Loan Sharks project is run by Trading Standards and has been working across England for a number of years - raising awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks, prosecuting them and supporting victims.
The Stop Loan Sharks project have launched an online quiz to help raise awareness.
Take part in the 10 minute online challenge and be in with the chance to win £100 of shopping vouchers, and two runners up will each receive a goody bag.
We are in the middle of a housing shortage. There is a serious lack of the right homes, built at the right price and in the right location. To solve the crisis more homes need to be built.
The National Housing Federation’s Yes to Homes campaign asks communities to say “yes” to development in areas that need it most.
Visit www.yestohomes.co.uk to find out more.
Construction has started on a new Raglan Housing development of 69 affordable homes in Yapton, West Sussex. The new scheme forms part of a two-year, phased development of 173 homes which are being built by Persimmon Homes.
Pupils from Redbridge Primary School in Southampton are staking a claim in the future of their community after successfully coming up with a poignant street name for Raglan Housing’s new neighbouring development of 31 affordable homes for local people in Studland Road.
Raglan Housing has successfully secured £8.6 million grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) 2015-2018 Affordable Homes Programme.
Partnership plans between Jephson and Raglan housing associations have reached a major milestone this week with the submission of their formal application to the HCA. If approved, the merger will create one of the UK’s most significant social housing providers, with around £160m in turnover and £1.6 billion* in assets.