Welfare Reform Blog

Stockport Homes triumphs at ALMO awards

July 12, 2013

Just a quick note to congratulate Stockport Homes after it scooped the Financial Inclusion gong at this year's National Federation of ALMOs awards (pictured).

In a tough category they pipped Lambeth Living - whose rent collection figures are among the best of the social housing providers in London - and East Kent Housing, who itself, has defied national trends and reduced both rent arrears and evictions through its innovative financial inclusion programme.

allpay was delighted to sponsor the award this year and has been supporting ALMOs, local authorities and housing associations through welfare reform by offering the widest range of payment options, ensuring they maximise their income and help residents avoid arrears.

This month, we launched an upgrade to our payment App - which allows residents to make debit/credit card payments to their landlord - further promoting financial inclusion.

The latest version for iPhone users allows customers to locate their nearest Post Office and PayPoint outlets - for those preferring to pay their bills in cash.