Message Board Notice
|Monday, 12 December, 2022|
|Offering support to households most in need|
|Bracknell Forest Council is supporting our most vulnerable residents who are under increased financial pressure due to the rising cost of living.
The Department of Work and Pensions is providing funding through the Household Support Fund from October 2022 to April 2023. The Household Support Fund is dedicated to supporting those most in need, particularly in relation to food costs and essential bills.
The funding is being distributed in several ways:
Cllr Dr Gareth Barnard, executive member for children, young people and learning, said:
“To extend the support we can offer to our residents, the Local Welfare Scheme has been enhanced to help those who are unable to meet the costs of everyday essentials, to apply for further support. This includes helping with energy or food costs, and is particularly for those who do not automatically qualify for other cost of living support schemes.
“Eligible residents can apply through the main Local Welfare Scheme application route, or through the winter family cost of living voucher scheme. I encourage anyone who is struggling at the moment to please apply for support.”
Residents can apply through two routes: