Many of the most useful contacts are on the internet. If you do not have access to the internet yourself, most libraries will offer free internet access. Alternatively the library can provide telephone contact numbers for different services within your local area.
Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) Responsible for policy on housing, planning, regional and local government and the fire service a range of useful information and leaflets:
Department of Work and Pensions Provides benefits and services for a wide range of people including Housing Benefit:
Gov.uk Links to all government departments and local council websites. www.gov.uk