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Support still available for Warwickshire residents struggling to pay their bills

Leamington Editorial 6th Mar, 2024   0

THERE is still time for Warwickshire residents struggling to pay their utility bills to get support.

Warwickshire County Council’s Local Welfare Scheme is distributing the final allocation of government funding from the Department for Work and Pensions’ Household Support Fund to people living in the county who are finding it difficult to meet these household costs.

The Household Support Fund, which is available until March 22, can provide short-term financial assistance in the form of a one-off voucher payment to meet immediate needs and help those who are finding it hard to afford energy and water payments. This will supplement ongoing emergency support from the Local Welfare Scheme for residents in financial crisis.

Families and households in Warwickshire can apply whether they use pre-payment meters, pay by direct debit or on receipt of a gas, electricity or water bill.  Residents are invited to contact the Local Welfare Scheme team for a confidential discussion about their situation.




WCC’s environment spokesperson Coun Heather Timms said: “The cost for household energy continues to present significant challenges for households struggling with the increased costs of living. This fund will offer some small relief at a crucial time, and we urge Warwickshire residents to get in touch as soon as possible to find out more about making an application and enquire about other support that may also be available.”

To apply call 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182. More information about the Local Welfare Scheme is available online.


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