Drop-in support Sessions for Household Support Fund Applications to Continue

Date Released - 03/11/2022

Drop-in support sessions continue as the third round of online applications for the Household Support Fund open to eligible Tameside residents.

Drop in support will be available on 9am-12.30pm on Level 1 of Tameside One, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 0GS. These sessions will run from Tuesday 1 November and run weekly on Tuesday and Thursdays. Anyone wanting information or help with the application can attend. Those who attend a drop in for support are asked to bring a bank statement from the last three months.

This funding, provided by Government, is available to support eligible low income households who are struggling with essential costs.  The Household Support fund will help support households with essential costs such as energy and water, food and other essentials linked to energy and water. Applications can also request sanitary products, warm clothing, blankets and essential household equipment.

Households can also apply for one off payments in exceptional circumstances when all other avenues of support have been considered and/or exhausted.

All applications will be assessed for eligibility, and applicants are asked to supply evidence. If evidence requests are not responded to the application cannot be processed. For more information regarding eligibility or to apply please visit www.tameside.gov.uk/householdsupportfund

Councillor Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council Executive Member for Population Health and Well-being said: ‘’Many residents have benefited from extra financial assistance provided by the Household Support Fund. With the rising cost of living, this scheme continues to ensure low income households can afford the essentials.

‘’If you require support with applications, please use the drop in support session available weekly in Tameside One, lots of residents have benefited from these in person support sessions since last spring.’’

Applications must be made using the online applications form which can accessed via the webpage www.tameside.gov.uk/householdsupportfund . If you are unable to complete this form please contact your JCP Work Coach, Tameside Council Customer Services or Citizens Advice Bureau for support.

Customer Services can be contacted by email customer.services@tameside.gov.uk or call 0161 342 8355

The scheme is a limited, fixed fund available until 31 March 2023, or when funds are exhausted.