Household Support Fund
Households who may struggle to afford life’s essentials over winter are being encouraged to talk to Citizens Advice about a new voucher scheme, set up by Cherwell District Council using money from the government’s Household Support Fund.
It will help pay for vulnerable households’ food, energy, and water bills – but other costs can be covered too, including clothing and replacements or repairs for white goods or essential transport costs.
Anyone who believes they will need this support is invited to contact Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire and South Northants (CANOSN).
The scheme is not only open to those on benefits. Instead, the funds are awarded based on a household’s specific situation and needs.
People can call the CANOSN Household Support Fund helpline on 0300 303 0993. They should leave their details in a voicemail and wait for a call back to be assessed.
More information about the scheme can be found here.
Check out our Household Support page for a range of support including advice and help with the costs of food and other household essentials.
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