RENTERS will continue to be supported during the latest national lockdown as the Government extends its ban on the majority bailiff evictions until February 21 at the earliest.

The extension is part of measures to help those in rented accommodation and rough sleepers

Backed by an additional £10 million in funding, all councils in England are being asked to redouble their efforts to help accommodate all those currently sleeping rough and ensure they are swiftly registered with a GP, where they are not already.

Cllr Adele Warren, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member with responsibility for homelessness, said: “This is welcome news and will help support struggling families and tenants in private rented and social housing accommodation.

“We also want to remind people that the council is here to help – please don’t struggle in silence.

“If you or someone you know needs financial help please contact our Money Skills service for free, confidential advice.”

Support and advice can be found at Bolton Council’s Money Skills on 01204 33965, or email

The service helps with rent arrears, council tax, energy bills, credit cards and other loans and debts.

They can also help you to negotiate more affordable repayments and assist with court forms, debt relief orders and bankruptcy.