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New funding for struggling Dorset households

New funding for struggling Dorset households

from Dorset Council News letter 10th June 2022

Pensioners on low income or working people in receipt of qualifying benefits or in fuel poverty can apply for support to help with rising costs.

The Household Support Fund is there to help those who need it most.

The support will be via supermarket vouchers which will also be provided during the school holidays to families in receipt of free school meals.

Cost of Living Help: campaign launch next week 

In response to the pressures our residents are facing with cost of living increases, the council is working with partners in Dorset Together to deliver a campaign of advice and support, which will launch next week. 

Cost of Living Help will include: 

A new webpage putting advice and support on money, access to food, housing, support for children, mental health and wellbeing, housing and employment, all in one place 

  • Press releases in partnership with Age UK (NSW Dorset) and Citizens Advice 
  • Signposting to Citizens Advice for phone, in person and email support 
  • Social media campaign 
  • Support for older residents by Age UK (North, South and West Dorset)  
  • Non-digital, communications for places such as libraries and GP surgeries.  
  • Monitoring resident information needs with our partners in Dorset Together 
Tessa Safadi
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