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Help with essential items

Household Support Fund

The government have made some short-term funding available to Councils in England to support those who are struggling to afford food, cover basic heating costs and access other essential items this winter.

Local authorities have been asked to set up processes to distribute this funding by working collectively and with other community organisations. The funding is not directly linked to any other benefit or circumstance but is aimed at supporting those who are most in need.

In Chorley we have developed our approach based on the recently tested method of working with partner organisations, including many voluntary organisations, to provide this financial support whilst also linking residents with wider support.

The following types of requests will be not be covered by this fund:

  • Any requests for items that are not essential
  • Applications from those with sufficient income or savings
  • Requests for support where this is the responsibility of the landlord

Please visit our Debt and Money Advice page if you need help and want to discuss this fund with our delivery partners.

Support scheme to help residents

The Essential Household Goods Support Scheme provides furniture and electrical items to people living in Lancashire who have no other means of support.

As well as providing household items, the scheme also supports applicants to seek and access extra support.

View more information on the Essential Household Goods Support Scheme on the Lancashire County Council website.

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