Household Support Funding Initiative

Cost of Living Funding will Continue to Help Residents in Severe Financial Hardship

Council leader Simon Werner and Catherine del Campo, the Cabinet member for Adult Services and Health, visited the Maidenhead office this week to discuss the cost of living crisis and how Royal Borough residents in need can apply through Citizens Advice East Berkshire for Household Support Funding.

The council has been given £1,175,810 in the latest round of the government’s Household Support Fund to help vulnerable households most in need through to April 2024. This will again be allocated through two distinct schemes. People who were supported under the previous HSF round can reapply.

Citizens Advice East Berkshire will again play an overarching role, and should be a first port of call for residents who would like to put themselves forward for support. Residents are not able to apply to the council directly. More information on the Household Support Fund can be found here.

Citizens Advice East Berkshire CEO Gordon Ackroyd welcomed the visitors and stated how the Household Support Fund is making a real difference at a time when some are facing historic levels of hardship. He added: “This has been a great chance to meet with Simon to show CAEB in action helping locals make the right choices in hard times.”

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