the Household Support Fund from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) supports households with the rising cost of living.

To mark Household Support Fund Awareness Week (16 – 22 October) we wanted to share how the Fund has been supporting struggling households in Essex and how residents can access help.

Money from the Household Support Fund has enabled us to increase the Essential Living Fund which helps vulnerable people to pay for essential items. The Essential Living Fund can support with:

  • furniture
  • household furnishings
  • white goods
  • general living expenses such as groceries, nappies, toiletries and fuel

The fund has been making a huge difference to residents across the county with applicants expressing their gratitude.

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