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Benefits and support

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Cost of living support

Find out more about the cost of living support available from the government website through their Help for Households campaign.

Warm Spaces

Warm Spaces are free, non-judgmental public places where people can go to get warm, save money on their heating costs, avoid social isolation, receive vital support and advice while staying as well as possible.

Household Support Fund

Apply for the Household Support Fund.

Apply for free school meals

Who is eligible for free school meals and how to apply.

Holidays Are Fun Programme (HAF)

Find out about our Holidays Are Fun Programme and apply.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Eligibility criteria for Discretionary Housing Payments and how to apply.

Benefits help and advice

There are many services within the Council and other organisations that can provide you with help and advice regarding benefits.

Request a financial assessment due to changes in the Council Tax reduction scheme

Seek advice and support if you have been adversely affected by the Council Tax reduction scheme.

Food banks

A full list of food banks can be found on the Stockton Information Directory.