The impact of soaring rents on struggling households has been highlighted in Citizens Advice Watford’s recent report on housing insecurity in the Watford.

With many households facing the threat of eviction, cutting back on essentials, skipping meals, seeking help from foodbanks, building up debt and bailiffs at the door have been inevitable consequences of the combined impact of escalating rents and local housing allowance being frozen for several years.

The report calls for local services to work together to support struggling households, setting out clear recommendations for action, as well as identifying key policy changes required to address the rental crisis.

Read the report here.