The Household Support Fund is available to people who are struggling to afford energy, food, water bills and other essentials – and will be available until 30 September 2022.
The criteria to access the fund are:
- Anyone of state pension age can access the fund as normal and are advised to contact the County Council’s welfare team if they’re in need.
- All other working age people may be provided with a one-off payment to help with energy and/or water costs (this is issued per household, not on an individual basis).
- Additional referrals to the fund can only be made through a food bank or approved agency and can only be made once every 4 weeks. These additional referrals will be assessed on an individual basis.