The government has recently made funding available to County Council’s and Unitary Authorities in England to support those most in need this winter during the final stages of economic recovery.
Local authorities have discretion on exactly how this funding is used within the scope set out, however the expectation is that it should primarily be used to support households with the most need, by offering support to meet living costs or housing costs (in exceptional cases of genuine emergency).
In all instances where households are struggling with their housing costs, they should contact our Housing Needs Team about their situation, so that we can identity the best option for financial and other support (if applicable).
For other financial advice, we will continue to refer customers to the Citizens Advice or in-house debt advisors, on a case to case basis.
To get in touch please contact East Suffolk Council’s main switchboard on 0333 016 2000 so that all relevant information can be sent to the team for assessment and an Officer will be in touch.