Household Support Fund
The Household Support Fund is available to help those most vulnerable due to the rising cost of living, especially around the need for food, fuel, and other essential costs.
The Council has based its current provision on government guidance, which specifies that one third of the funding is to support families with children, one third is to support pensioners and up to one third is to be used to support other households in need of financial assistance.
Help and support
The Council is working with schools, academies, and partner organisations to ensure that funding is passed on to households most in need, as quickly as possible. Pensionable age residents in receipt of Housing Benefit / Council Tax Reduction Scheme will receive a £60 household support fund payment automatically.
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