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Ostrich Campaign helps council tenants manage their money
Ostrich Campaign helps council tenants manage their money

Ostrich Campaign helps spread money message

Thursday 16 February 2017

An eye-catching campaign to help council tenants get their finances in order has been launched by Sheffield City Council.

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand is the message behind the campaign which aims to help tenants manage their money, with advice about budgeting, tackling debt, making rent a priority and saving.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “I know many tenants are under pressure with low wages, benefit changes and the continued Government cuts. And I want them to know there is plenty of help and financial advice out there, including from our own Money Advice Team.

“Because times are tough for many people, we’re promoting the fact that we are here to help and that it’s always better to face things head on, rather than burying your head in the sand.”

The campaign features outdoor advertising in the city centre and in rent letters mailed out to all tenants this month.

More information, including useful links and contacts, is available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/councilhousing

Tenants experiencing money worries can contact the Council’s Money Advice Team on 0114 293 0000 or 0114 205 3333.