Support and Advice Team – Tenancy Support

Our Support and Advice Team offer free, impartial and confidential help across the Mid Devon area. 

CHAT has been working with people in Mid Devon since 1995 by helping them to make positive changes to their lives through continuing support. We believe that everyone is entitled to food to eat and decent, secure, affordable accommodation – somewhere to call home. 

We recognise that maintaining a tenancy, whether in social housing or privately rented can often be difficult, we may be able to help you. If you are finding it hard to pay your rent, or need some help in your tenancy for any other reason you may benefit from tenancy support.  

Whether you need help with a specific issue, or longer term help, our Support and Advice Team will work with you to make an action plan to suit your situation and help sustain your tenancy. 


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What to expect from our advice process

CHAT advice session

The sort of help we can give may include:

  • Practical help in setting up your home, such as finding furniture and equipment
  • Working with other agencies who can also help
  • Setting up utilities
  • Help with rent arrears
  • Looking for ways for you to maximise your income or benefits
  • Help with filling in forms
  • Encourage greater independence and life skills

You can ask for help yourself by contacting us or be referred by another organisation using our Referral Form.

Please note – we can only provide tenancy support if you live in the Mid Devon area.

If you are a landlord and feel your tenant may benefit from tenancy support please contact us to discuss this.