The Household Support Fund scheme has opened again for people finding it hard to cope with the rising cost of food and energy bills.
South Oxfordshire has reopened the scheme to help households meet the costs of life’s essentials.
The fund is initially open for applications to help eligible households that have not received any support from the fund previously. However, from 13 February, if funds remain, it will be opened up wider to households that have received some funding in the past but not since May last year.
Residents can apply for support by filling in an online form on the council’s website or by calling the Community Hub team during office hours on 01235 422600. The fund closes on 31 March, or sooner if it is fully allocated.
The council recognises that many residents are struggling in these difficult economic times and is offering a wide range of advice, including information on free or affordable food banks and council tax support. It can also help to signpost people for debt advice and other cost of living support, and provide information on housing support as well as guidance on how people can look after their mental health and wellbeing.
Residents can find out more about the Household Support Fund and other cost of living support at southoxon.gov.uk/costofliving