Affected by Benefit Changes?

  • Oswestry Area 07976 226255 (Call or Text Hannah)
  • Bridgnorth Area 07794 948282 (Call or Text Chris)
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Benefit Changes

We have had several changes to the benefit system over previous years and with more changes to come we know it can be complicated. If you're unsure as to which in or out of work benefits you may be entitled to please contact us for free advice or a benefit check.

 Upcoming changes that may affect you:

 New benefit cap from December 2016

The benefit cap is being reduced to £20,000 per annum for non-working families. Everyone affected should have been contacted by the DWP and Shropshire Council explaining the options and help available. If you think this may affect your family and you’d like to chat about the options please contact us.

Proposed removal of housing costs for 18- 21s

Removing the automatic entitlement to housing costs for 18-21 year olds within Universal Credit. We are still waiting for further guidance from the DWP regarding this policy.

Local Housing Allowance and Housing Benefit.

Anyone taking a new general needs tenancy from April 2016 are likely to be affected by the new rules that will come into effect from April 2019. This will mean your housing benefit could reduce to the LHA applicable to your property. Before making that final decision to move house please contact the team for advice.  

Council Tax

Please contact Shropshire Council tax team for more information:
0345 678 9001 

Relevant Documents and links:


Money Advice Service

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The Trees Resident Group is celebrating a string of recent successes in their community.

Broseley Life Skills Benefit from Community Chest Funding

Broseley Life Skills group are celebrating after being awarded £750 by our Community Chest Fund to build a gate and fencing around a sensory garden and social space adjoined to their unit.

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5K Continues to Run

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5k programme has been granted £550 by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing’s (STAR Housing’s) Community Chest Fund to get even more people off their couch and pounding the streets.


Next Board meeting Tuesday 27th November 2018

The next meeting of the STAR Board is on Tuesday 27 November 2018