RSP+

Rent Support Programme Plus aims to tackle evictions of vulnerable people living in private rented homes

Our 10 week intensive rent support programme support tenants to overcome barriers preventing them from maintaining their tenancy.

As specialists in supporting people with complex needs, we know how important a stable home is to overcoming the different challenges that come up in life.

Rent and housing bills are often the biggest cost we face, and for many it is becoming more and more difficult  to find a secure, safe and affordable place to call a long term home. Rent Support Programme Plus works with those who have been threatened with eviction and is designed to work with your needs to address the reasons for the breakdown of the tenancy.

We’re working with Southwark Law Centre and Southwark Council to support renters in the borough who have been impacted by Covid-19 and now face losing their home. We’ll support tenants to rebuild communication with their landlord and mediate an alternative to eviction. We also provide legal support to tenants facing legal action, as well as holistic and wellbeing support to make sure no vulnerable person is pushed into homelessness and left without care.

We’re grateful to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity for providing the funding to make this happen.

 

How we support you

Our support works with people’s strengths and aspirations. It is tailored to need, it is holistic, and is specialised support for complex challenges.

We work with tenants with complex needs, who are low income and are facing eviction from their private rented home. There are a number of different reasons that tenants may be threatened with eviction, such as a Section 21 notice, high rent arrears, breakdown in relationship between landlord and tenant, anti-social behaviour or more. 

We can help you: Get arrears and debt under control; claim benefits you are entitled to; learn about managing money and your tenancy;

work towards better health and wellbeing, and making sure your housing supports that; helping you register with the GP and access other health services; mediate rent repayment plans with your landlord; and offer legal support for those that require it through our partners.

We know that being evicted is an extremely stressful time, and our support is designed to help you overcome it with affirming and strength-based support. We work with services you may already be connected to, and make sure your wellbeing is taken care of throughout. Our model aims to ensure that at the end of each programme our families have a secure home to build their future.

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I know that any issue, big or small, is as important to Kineara as the next one. And this is something that I really appreciated. You guys saves lives, you really do.”

Find out more

We’re currently delivering this programme in partnership with Southwark Council. If you are a private tenant in Southwark who is facing eviction and would like to refer yourself to us for support, you can contact the Southwark Private Renting Team and they will contact us: info@kineara.co.uk

What we've achieved

  • 92% success rate in stopping evictions of social tenants

  • Specialised, intensive support for multi-complex need

  • Holistic, systemic and whole-family ethos

  • Connecting landlord with tenant, tenant with community

     

If you are interested in our rent support model, contact us to find out how we can work with residents in your borough.