Residents pay a 'weekly maintenance contribution' (WMC) towards the cost of their accommodation and the services provided. The WMC is currently (2016-2017) £215. In many cases, this is fully covered by Housing Benefit. The charity also offers a limited number of modest bursaries to established residents, subject to eligibility.
In addition to the WMC all residents pay £8 a week
for heating and hot water,and are responsible for their own council tax, electricity, television licence, and telephone charges. Most of our residents qualify for other means-tested benefits in addition to Housing Benefit.