Further to the Government announcement on 30th September of a £500m support fund to help with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic - the Tameside Scheme is available online and by phone. https://www.tameside.gov.uk/Benefits/Tameside-Resettlement-Scheme
The new Household Support Fund will support vulnerable households, on a low income in Tameside through small grants to meet daily needs such food, clothing, utilities and household appliances.
This new fund will run over winter and those in need of support should complete the online application form to request assistance.
Help available from the Household Support Fund
Clothing: Assistance provided in the form of shopping vouchers, limited to £50 per person - only one award can be made in a 3 month period
Food: Assistance provided in the form of shopping vouchers, limited to £25 per person - only one award can be made in a 3 month period
Utilities: Top ups can be provided for pre-paid gas, electric and water meters, a referral will be made on your behalf to arrange. OR payments made towards gas, electric and water bills for those not on a pre-paid meter - these payments are capped at £100 per household and only one payment can be awarded per household from this scheme per year.
Household Items: The Household Support Fund can assist in providing essential household items in instances where items are broken/damaged beyond repair and a family does not have the financial means to replace them. Items are purchased on the applicant's behalf and delivered and installed by Furniture Resource Centre. Only one order can be placed per household per year.
The Household Support Fund may also be able to provide other assistance with other essential costs, e.g. rental liability, in cases of extreme financial hardship.
Applications are assessed on a case-by- case basis - to see if you are eligible for support please complete an online application using the link below.
In some cases additional information may be requested e.g. proof of income, before an application can be processed.
One of the assessment team will contact you by phone or email regarding your application within 7 days (our offices are open Monday-Friday) of receiving your application.