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Household Support Fund (from 1 April 2022 until 30 September 2022)

On 23 March 2022, the government announced in the Spring Statement that a new Household Support Fund (HSF) would be made available from 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022.

If you receive LCTS to help with your Council Tax bill, then you may be eligible for a food voucher under this new scheme funded by the HSF. 

We are currently awaiting our funding allocation and further guidance as to how these vouchers will be distributed; please do not enquire about these vouchers yet. Continue to check this page for further information, which will be updated as soon as further details become available.

Last updated 29/06/2022

 

Help with Housing Costs (rent and council tax)

If you are struggling to pay your rent or council tax, help is available. You may be able to get Universal Credit, Local Council Tax Support or in some cases Housing Benefit. Click on the link for more information.

You can use this Benefit Calculator to help you find out what you can claim.

 

Discretionary Payments

Discretionary Housing Payment and Discretionary Council Tax Support  are additional help you can apply for, if you are already getting Universal Credit Housing Element, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. The funds are limited so payments are normally for a temporary period. Click on the link for more information on how to claim for this help. 

(Please note DHP cannot be paid for ineligible service charges, water, fuel, increases in rent due to rent arrears or sanctions applied to your benefits).

 

Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing Hampshire is a partnership of organisations working to support good mental health and wellbeing in our communities.

There are benefits for everyone if we stay fit and healthy. Healthy people generally have a better quality of life, more independence, are able to make their own choices, and take an active part in their community.

Hampshire County Council's strategy outlines how we want to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes for everyone in Hampshire, driven by individual choice and with less dependency on health and social care provision. 

 

Connect To Support
  

The Connect to Support website is to help you to stay independent for longer by providing you with resources to look after yourself, stay safe and connected with your local community.

Get more information about money matters here

 

 

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