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Household Support Fund

Councils across the country have been provided with funding through the Household Support Scheme. This is to support households on a low income with food and utilities whilst the cost of living is increasing.

The Government has extended funding for a further six months from April to September 2024. We are currently considering how we can use this to support our most vulnerable residents. We expect to have a new process by the middle of May when further updates will be announced.  

Further support

Find out about our free activities and food (HAF) programme that runs during the school holidays.

We're also:

  • offering proactive support through the transitional leaving care (care leavers) team, early help team and energy efficiency team
  • giving additional support for certain households in rented accommodation and in risk of eviction due to rent arrears
  • providing additional debt advice support