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We occasionally publish guest blogs from people we work with.

If you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact communications@curo-group.co.uk or tweet us @Curo_Group.

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Curo’s in house Money Advice Service – life changing!

Curo customer Stephanie (not her real name) shares her experience of using Curo’s Money Advice Service. When Stephanie got in touch she was on her own in a two-bedroom house and unable to work due to her health. I got involved with the Money Advice Service at Curo, as I was struggling to pay the bedroom tax and fell into rent arrears. I had also fallen behind with my utilit…

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No Mow May: A neighbour's view

This spring Curo took part in the nationwide No Mow May initiative. No Mow May encourages people to give their lawnmowers a rest for the month and allow the grasses to grow and wildflowers to bloom. Guy Hodgson, who lives at Southlands in Bath, shares his reflections on the impact of No Mow May on Southlands Green and the wildlife he spotted this year.

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Planning for summer floods

Sally Alvey is Schemes Manager for Thistle Tenant Risks, who administer the National Housing Federation ‘My Home Contents Insurance Scheme’. Here she shares some tips to help tenants plan for summer floods Here in the UK we know that over the Summer months we can go from hot glorious sunshine to horrendous downpours and flooding. Here are few steps on how to plan a…

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Passport to independence

Our Passport to Housing service is a free and confidential service offered by Curo to help people bidding for homes through Bath & North East Somerset's Homesearch scheme to prepare for a successful Curo tenancy and plan for the expense of moving home. Read about one resident's recent experience with Passport to Housing here: South Gloucestershire Council ref…

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How Passport to Housing changed my life

Although not a Curo resident at the time, Joanne was referred to Curo's Passport to Housing service so she could get support to move home having been affected by the 'bedroom tax'. Joanne shared her story with us: I needed to move. My son moved out and that meant I was affected by the bedroom tax. On top of that, the property I was living in was unsuitable because of my health…

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Behind the scenes at a foodbank

It’s estimated that over 500,000 people across the UK now access food banks. More and more people are finding they don’t have enough money coming in to pay for life’s necessities. Somer Valley Foodbank Coordinator Joy Fraser describes how this vital safety net operates.

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