Household Support Fund Now Closed
Another Household Support Fund to help those struggling with food and energy costs will open towards the end of April. Details will be posted here when we have them.
Please check the help tabs below if you need urgent help with food and energy.
Government announce two new support schemes
The Government is launching two new support schemes:
- Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) Alternative Funding -
- Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP)
Households to get new cost-of-living payments from spring 2023
The £900 payment for over eight million eligible means-tested benefits claimants (including those on Universal Credit, Pension Credit and tax credits) starts in spring. Payments will go directly to bank accounts in three payments over the course of the financial year. There will also be a separate £150 for over six million disabled people and £300 for over eight million pensioners on top of their winter fuel payment.
Payments will be made automatically if individuals are eligible and there will be no need to apply. Claimants who are eligible for any of the cost-of-living payments and receive tax credits, and no other means-tested benefits, will receive payment from HM Revenue and Customs shortly after DWP payments are issued. Find out more here.
Residents' Financial Support
There are a number ways we can help and support you if you are in need.
Help with food and energy costs
Help providing furniture and white goods