Worcestershire Household Support Fund
Following a recent government announcement, a new Household Support Fund has been made available to those most in need this winter and through until the end of March 2022.
£3.9million has been allocated to support people in need in Worcestershire and will help support those who may struggle with their bills this winter.
Up to 50% of the funding must be ringfenced to support families with children under 19.
In Worcestershire, support provided countywide is:
- Food vouchers for those in receipt of free school meals which will be managed through the schools.
- Support with energy bills and essentials linked to energy will be provided through Act on Energy for those residents meeting certain criteria. The online application form for support is now live on the website WORCESTERSHIRE HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT FUND – Act On Energy
In addition, local district councils have also set up a range of provision to provide support to vulnerable residents.
There is a dedicated webpage which summarises the support available Household Support Fund | Worcestershire Winters Well | Worcestershire County Council.
Below are the relevant contact details to signpost to about the support available in the districts.
|Bromsgrove||Citizens Advice Redditch and Bromsgrove||https://www.cabr.org.uk/; 01527 881288;
0808 278 7890
|Redditch||Citizens Advice Redditch and Bromsgrove||https://www.cabr.org.uk/; 01527 64252;
0808 278 7890
|Malvern||Citizens Advice South Worcestershire||citizensadvicesw.org.uk; 0808 278 7891;
|Worcester City||Worcester City Council||Coronavirus – Worcester City Council
|Wyre Forest||Wyre Forest District Council||Household support fund | Wyre Forest District Council (wyreforestdc.gov.uk)
|Wychavon||Worcestershire County Council – Here2Help||Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – Wychavon District Council
01905 768053 then press option 3.