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How Early Help can Support Families in Need – Emergency Covid Winter Support

Date: Monday, 25th Jan 2021 | Category: Newsletter January 2021

Emergency Covid winter support is available to help keep residents warm at home.

Families who are struggling financially can get help from the Covid winter support fund and could get up to £200 financial help to pay their heating and fuel bills this winter.

This financial support will be given to them in pre-paid meter credit or be paid directly to their energy provider to add credit to their account or to clear prior debt. Families in an emergency situation who do not have heating, will also get portable heaters delivered within one week and a winter warmth pack including hats, scarves, blankets and gloves.

This is a grant and does not need to be paid back however it is limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

If you are working with families that you think need help, please encourage them to apply online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/covidwintersupport .

If residents do not have access to the internet they can apply over the phone by contacting ‘Beat The Cold’, a local charity who are helping us to deliver this scheme on 01782 914915.