How Monkey Can Help

Running a home can be expensive and you could end up paying more than you can afford. Monkey can help make your money go further.

If you have applied to be housed with any of the partner housing providers through Durham Key Options*, are a new tenant setting up home, an existing tenant needing support or have applied to be rehoused, we can help. 

Our network of partners including housing providers and voluntary sector organisations will help you find support around finance, fuel and furniture. 


support can include:

  • Access to affordable, new and good quality reused furniture 
  • One to one advice and courses to help you manage bills 
  • Help to get the best energy deals and fuel advice 
  • Monkey discounts on new carpets, blinds, decorating materials and furniture removals
  • Help to open a bank or credit union account 
  • Low cost home contents insurance 
  • Advice to check that you are receiving the right benefits 
  • Help to deal with debts 



About Monkey

Monkey in partnership with: Centrepoint Soho Ltd, Karbon Homes Chester le Street, Dale and Valley Homes Ltd, Karbon Homes Stanley/Consett, Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community Ltd (DISC), Durham County Council, East Durham Homes Ltd, Home Group Ltd, livin Housing Ltd, Moving On (Durham) Ltd, North East First Credit Union, North Star, Prince Bishops Credit Union Ltd, The Riverside Group Ltd, and Single Homeless Action Initiative in Durham Ltd (SHAID).

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