Household Support Fund
Additional funds for households most in need
The London Borough of Bexley is set to distribute funds through local organisations to help support those who need it most.
The funds are part of the latest allocation of the Household Support Fund (HSF) from the Department for Work and Pensions. The Council has been allocated a grant of £3m to help local residents.
The funds will be distributed by the Council principally through local partner voluntary and community groups.
The money will be used for:
- free school meals in the school holidays via supermarket vouchers for families whose children receive non-universal free school meals. Vouchers are distributed by schools
- domestic abuse services - via SOLACE and Bexley Woman’s Aid
- unpaid carers
- local foodbanks
- community organisations that specialise in the provision of white goods and furniture
- local organisations that support with debt and financial advice
- support for housing costs and homelessness prevention
- help for carers and care leavers
Local organisations working with us to distribute this funding include:
- Love Bexley
- St Lawrence Trust
- Slade Green Foodbank
- Bexley Foodbank
- Carers Support (Bexley)
- Imago (Bexley Young Carers)
- Bexley Council Housing Services:
More information and advice for anyone struggling is available on Help with the cost of living.
The Government has made an extra £842 million available to help the most vulnerable across England. The funding is an extension of the Household Support Fund and has been allocated by the Department for Work and Pensions to councils in England, who will then use it to support those in need in their local area. Councils can decide how best to use the funding to support people in their local area quickly and efficiently. Find out more about the Household Support Fund.