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Looking to save some money this Easter? Invest in energy-saving lightbulbs for your home and reduce your energy bills instantly. If you've got dimmer switches, make sure you buy bulbs that are suitable, as non-dimmable bulbs will damage or even break your dimmer switch. Check out next month’s issue for another top DIY tip.

If you want to improve your CV or just fancy getting out the house to meet new people and learn new skills, join in one of our free training sessions just for tenants and leaseholders. Topics range from IT and photography to health and safety. Check out the online calendar of upcoming courses or get in touch to find out more.

Finally, if you enjoy arts and crafts, pop along to a new female-only crafts group on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am at Northam Community Centre. It’s a chance to meet other local women, have a go at making something and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit all for just £1. Childcare is provided so you can take the kids. Contact Romana on 07714 991160 for details.

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An Easter litter pick eggstravaganza

Our Junior Neighbourhood Wardens will be taking part in an Easter egg hunt with a difference this month, as part of a city-wide clean-up.

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Persistent troublemakers evicted

No one wants to live next to rowdy, disruptive or abusive neighbours which is why we take action against tenants who behave antisocially. Nuisance neighbours who persistently blight their neighbourhood end up in court and ultimately lose their home, as one tenant from the city centre has discovered.

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Universal Credit (UC) changes

There have been some important changes to Universal Credit recently that affect families and severely disabled people.

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Planning for your future

As we get older, like it or not, certain aspects of our lives change, and so do our housing needs. The key to making sure the home we live in meets our needs is about taking control now and planning ahead.

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Help available from Southern Water

Did you know that Southern Water provides special support for vulnerable customers, including older people or those who have a disability?

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Checking which homes need updating

With over 16,000 council homes across Southampton, keeping track of which properties need updating is a huge task! So we carry out stock condition surveys to check the condition and state of repair of each home.

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