Henry recently received a briefing from Shelter as they launched a campaign in Parliament to make people aware of their services.
Henry is a strong advocate of the frontline services Shelter delivers in Norfolk and across the UK. These include the 68 cases that Shelter dealt with in the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk area last year.
Prompted by a new Shelter and YouGov survey, the campaign launch highlighted the strain families face in the East of England in January, with 1 in 21 rent or mortgage payers fearing they will be unable to meet their housing costs this month.
Henry and Shelter are urging anyone who is struggling with their housing costs to seek advice, before problems spiral out of control. Shelter, the leading housing and homelessness charity, helps over 4 million people a year with free, practical housing advice, through its online support, face to face and national helpline services.
Henry said: “Shelter’s frontline services provide invaluable assistance to many of North West Norfolk’s residents, particularly at what can be an extremely tough time of year. They can often be the difference between a family staying in their home or becoming homeless.
“I know from my regular surgeries that it is absolutely critical people who are struggling to stay in their homes seek help at the earliest opportunity. I would urge anyone who is having difficulty making their rent or mortgage payments to contact Shelter, or myself, as soon as they can.”
For free and independent advice from Shelter visit shelter.org.uk/advice or call the helpline on 0808 800 4444