The Hardship Alliance (Wokingham Borough Council, Citizens Advice Wokingham, First Days Children’s Charity, AgeUK Berkshire, and Wokingham United Charities) are working together to distribute funding which has been awarded from central government to support households that are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis – particularly those with children and pensioners.
Below is an overview of what’s available:
Food vouchers during the school holidays
Families living in the borough with children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals can now apply for a one-off £90 voucher for each child to cover the summer holidays.
This equates to £15 per week and replaces previous voucher schemes administered by schools. To apply, either contact:
Support for older residents
Older people of state pension age can now apply for a one-off food, fuel, or cash voucher by contacting:
Anyone else who is struggling to pay for food, energy bills and other household essentials is encouraged to come forward for help by contacting One Front Door through their online referral form, or by calling 0808 278 7958