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    I know our own HBAdvocacy offers expert support for tenants/landlords with LHA problems.

    Does anyone know of a comparable organisation that offers help/support with Income Support/DWP problems? This issue has already been run past the charity turn2us but I think it needs some heavy duty support

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    If its housing advice, would it not be Shelter? .. If not maybe they can point you in right direction. Their website is very useful.

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