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Household Support Fund (HSF)

The Government has announced an extension of the Household Support Fund from 1 April to 31 March 2024

As part of the Government's measures to provide help with the significantly rising cost of living the Council has been awarded a further Household Support Fund grant to use from April 2023.

This latest funding from the Department for Work and Pensions, (DWP) will continue to provide support to those low-income households who are struggling to pay their energy costs.

The Council is currently developing its plans on how it can continue to best support residents. Details about the support package, including who will be eligible in the area, will be available on this page once it has been agreed. This will include information about the application-based support that will be delivered through the scheme.

In the meantime, please do not contact us about the 2023 to 2024 Household Support Fund as we will not be able to provide any further information at this time.

To find out what support is available to help with the cost of living please visit the Governments Cost of Living Hub. Their website includes information about income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing, and travel.

Other cost of living help and support available

We want to make sure that you are aware of all the help and support available. Visit the Council's Cost of Living support page to access a 'one stop shop' with all of the support services available including energy saving schemes, welfare assistance, food banks as well as health, housing and employment advice.