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Universal Credit Workshops

Universal Credit is the new benefit replacing six work related benefits, including Housing Benefit. One single monthly payment will be paid in arrears direct into your bank account.

This means you will be responsible for paying your rent from your Universal Credit payment.

Some people have already transferred to this new benefit and depending on your situation you could be told you are moving over to Universal Credit at any time.


Big changes

It will mean a big change so let’s prepare for the switchover!

UC its as easy as ABC Make sure you have a suitable bank account

Sliders UC talk to us Talk to our Customer Accounts Team or Welfare Advice Team about the best way of paying your rent

 Check out the Universal Credit section of our website especially the Universal Credit Survival Guide

Sliders UC making a claim Brush up on your digital skills as applications for Universal Credit have to be made online.

Universal Credit Workshops

Ocean’s Welfare Advice Team is offering Universal Credit Workshops to help you prepare.

Check our Events Calendar for details of upcoming workshops near you or contact the Welfare Advice Team

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Icon online form sml Talk to us

Icon online form sml Universal Credit


Welcome Aboard to Ocean’s New Chief Executive, Mark!

mark-gardnerIt was the end of an era this Autumn as we waved goodbye and wished outgoing Group Chief Executive, David Renwick all the best for his retirement. But as the saying goes when one door closes, another door opens and with this Ocean are thrilled to welcome our new Chief Executive Mark Gardner to the Group.

Mark has been busy settling in, meeting staff and customers too. Having been in the housing sector from the age of 18, it’s fair to say he brings a wealth of experience with him to Ocean.

“I am delighted to be joining a great organisation that is delivering excellent results, has a track record of success along with staff who are committed to providing homes and services of the highest quality” says Mark. “I’ll be looking to build upon David’s great work and bring my own experiences and leadership to help Ocean evolve”.

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet Mark in the coming months, but for now we hope you will join us in wishing him every success for his future here at Ocean.

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