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Household Support Fund Awareness Week (16th-22nd October)

The Household Support Fund, administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), assists households in need, dealing with the ever-increasing cost of living.

Thanks to the funding from the Household Support Fund, Essex County Council has been able to strengthen the Essential Living Fund, which is a crucial resource aimed at helping individuals facing vulnerabilities to cover the costs of essential items. The Essential Living Fund can provide support with:

  • Acquiring furniture

  • Furnishing homes with necessary items

  • White goods

  • Covering general living expenses, including groceries, toiletries and fuel

If you know of someone who is facing financial difficulties, we encourage them to check if they qualify for assistance from the Essential Living Fund HERE.

If you'd like to learn more about the other support available to residents in Essex for managing the cost of living, please click below-

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