What is the Household Support Fund?
The Household Support Fund (HSF) is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Government to local authorities to support families with children and individuals most in need.
This fund can be used to help households towards the cost of:
- energy / water needs
- essentials linked to energy and water
- wider essentials, where appropriate
This funding covers the period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 and local authorities have discretion on exactly how this funding is used within the scope of the guidance set by the Department for Work and Pensions.
The fund is part of the Government’s Help for Household Scheme.
What is happening in Warwickshire?
The Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme will distribute the Household Support Fund to families and individuals most in need of support through both proactive targeted support and by application.
If you need help with food, gas, electric or household goods, you can apply for Local Welfare Support.
You do not need to receive benefits to apply for this help.
We will check your identity, that you live in Warwickshire and what your income and expenses are.
How to apply
Contact the Local Welfare Scheme on 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182 or visit Warwickshire’s Local Welfare Scheme web page.
If you are not a Warwickshire resident, contact your local council for details of their scheme.
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