Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund

Winter 2022/23

We have received almost £2.9 million from the Government's Household Support Fund to support vulnerable households and individuals. 

 

The support will be allocated to fund the following:

 

Free School Meal Vouchers for School Holidays

We provided Children entitled to free school meals with vouchers for October Half Term, we will do the same for the two weeks Christmas School Holidays and February Half Term 2023. 

 

Cost of Living Scheme "Top Up"

The Council will use the fund to support residents receiving Housing Benefit who were not entitled to the full £650 cost of living payment from the Government in July and November.

If you are eligible Revenues and Benefits department will write to you by 9 December 2022 to explain the amount of the entitlement and how it will be paid.

This will be up to a maximum of £650.

 

Hardship payments for food and or utility bills for residents in significant financial difficulty.

More information on when this will be available and how to apply will follow in December.

 

Support of localised Cost of Living and discretionary schemes.

Funding will also be used to support cost of living and discretionary schemes being delivered by Newcastle City Council.

 

 

 

Other support available

If you need extra support to help with the Cost of Living or because of Covid, you can contact our Welfare and Wellbeing Team

 

There is a range of information about the support available for people and families during the Covid-19 pandemic .

 

If you have suffered a disaster, crisis or suffering significant financial hardship which may put you or your household at risk to personal health you may also be able to apply for support through our Crisis Support Scheme.

 

 

Household Support Fund Summer 2022 - This scheme has now Closed

We received almost £2.9 million from the Government's Household Support Fund to support vulnerable households and individuals. 

The funding was distributed accordance with Government guidelines.

The support was allocated to fund:

  • Food vouchers for children entitled to free school meals during Summer Half Term and Summer Holiday.
  • Pension aged customers in receipt of Council Tax Support were issued an additional £100 payment towards their Energy Support in August and September. 
  • Hardship payments for food and or utility bills for others who are in significant financial difficulty were made through a referral process from local support agencies.

 

 

 

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