In May 2022, the Government announced that the Household Support Fund grant had been extended once again to offer additional support to vulnerable households. Lancashire County Council have distributed to Fylde Council a further £270,000 of funding to be used in supporting the elderly, to complement the support for families and individuals provided through Lancashire County Council’s £4million free school meal voucher scheme over the school holidays from April to September.
Fylde Council have received £270k in funding from Lancashire County Council, and a one-off payment of £90 will be made to each household where a person is in receipt of Council Tax support and of pensionable age. There will be only one payment per eligible household.
The £90 payment will come in the form of a letter with a code which can be scanned at the Post Office to claim the cash payment and will be available towards the end of August 2022. Eligible households do not need to contact Fylde Council as letters will be distributed automatically.
Any remaining funding will be distributed to the Citizens Advice Bureau to assist other vulnerable households.
Citizens Advice Bureau
- Energy – voucher scheme for topping up prepayment meters and/or direct contact with suppliers to clear debt for billing customers
Contact details coming shortly.
Preston Care and Repair
- Boiler repair/service