Shelter has found a 60 per cent rise in people struggling to pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months. As a result, almost a million people turned to a payday loan to help pay for their housing. These results reveal the spiral of debt that people are falling into, in order to keep a roof over their heads.
If you are finding it difficult to pay your rent or mortgage you can get help from Shelter via their online advice and free telephone helpline number: www.shelter.org.uk/advice 0808 800 4444
You can tweet their online advice details or retweet them. You can find them here: @Shelter
I would urge anyone worried about paying their rent or mortgage to seek out early housing advice as soon as possible and not bury their head in the sand, hoping the problem will go away.