fp articleWelfare Advice


Over the last few years the UK Government has introduced a number of changes to the welfare and benefits system under their Welfare Reform agenda. These changes represent the biggest shake up in the UK benefits system since its inception and will impact on people on low income and those who are in receipt of welfare benefits and aged 16 to 64, including anyone claiming Housing Benefit.

The Northern Ireland Executive have committed £500 million until March 2020 to help mitigate the adverse financial impact on claimants in the province.

Connswater Homes has an appointed Welfare Advice Officer, Max Petrushkin, who may assist you in navigating these changes.

For more information about the changes and how they may impact you, please get in touch with Max on 028 9065 6155 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A summary of the biggest changes are listed below: