Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

What the Household Support Fund is.

The Household Support Fund is money from the government that we use to help low-income households with food and fuel poverty.

The funding has been extended to the end of March 2024.

How the money will be allocated

Funding has been given to the organisations listed below.

Free school meal vouchers

Free school meal vouchers will be provided for free school meal and Pupil Premium children during May half-term, summer, Christmas and February half-term.

Vouchers will be sent from the school by email, contact your school directly if you do not receive it.

Care leavers and foster households

Support is available for care leavers and foster households to assist with their food and heating costs. We will contact them directly.

Charities

Money is also being allocated to Feeding Bristol, Red Cross, Bristol Age UK, the Centre for Sustainable Energy, WECIL, Carers Support Centre, and various advice agencies.

These organisations will contact you directly if you're eligible.

Low-income pensioners

In early 2023, the government provided funding to assist households receiving partial Council Tax Reduction.

People of state pension age receiving partial Council Tax Reduction will have up to an additional £25 taken off their council tax bills.

If you do not receive any of the above or still need help

If you need financial support, you can still benefit from this fund. You can:

You can also get help with money and debt problems and find out if you can claim benefits