South Hams residents experiencing financial hardship can now get help with paying essential bills through the Government’s new Household Support Fund.
The Household Support Fund is designed to provide rapid short-term financial support for people who don’t have enough money to buy essentials like food or pay for heating. Anyone over 16 years old in the South Hams could be eligible, but you will need to confirm that your need is genuine.
These grants aim to help people to meet daily needs such as food, clothing and utility bills. Payments will be made directly into your bank account. Residents without a bank account should contact SHDC.
For more information and to apply for the Household Support Fund: click here.
As well as being the place to apply for Household Support Fund money, there are other ways the Council can help people in crisis situations. This includes help with making adaptations to your home to help you live independently, support for people threatened with homelessness or struggling to pay their rent, and help to reduce energy costs.
For more support and useful contacts for help: click here
To see the original press release from the South Hams and West Devon: click here.