If you’re finding it difficult to pay your council tax, having problems with housing or struggling to put food on the table – Shropshire Council has various grants and schemes which can help people who are in tough situations. Get in touch with the Council as soon as you can – they are there to help you.
Shropshire Council are keen to help anyone unable to afford food or other essentials due to Covid19. They can help with grants, food support – including access to priority shopping slots, support for those living in rural areas and more.
Get in touch ASAP on 0345 6789028
This fund can be used to help anyone in financial hardship with their immediate needs. Rather than a cash grant, it can be used to get you “in kind” support – such as food, furniture and fuel credits. You can apply over the phone, online or with your support worker.
Contact the Welfare Support Team on 0345 678 9078 or visit the website for more info.
Council Tax Support
If you’re on low income you can receive support with paying your Council tax. If you are struggling to pay its worth getting in touch with them as they can check if you’re getting all you’re entitled to or might be able to offer you a discretionary housing payment.
Visit their website for more info
Discretionary Housing Payment
If the amount you receive from housing benefit or universal credit is not enough to pay your rent, or you need money to move into a new place you may qualify for a Discretionary Housing Payment. Make sure you have details of your finances to hand as they will ask you this to assess your eligibility.
To apply call 0345 678 9002
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