January 16, 2023

The Need Project

The Need Project aims to support people in central Bedfordshire and the surrounding area that are in poverty or financial hardship in such ways as the Trustees from time to time think fit, in particular, but not exclusively, by providing food packages to support individuals and families who are experiencing food deprivation. We only take referrals from statutory bodies or recognised community groups and are not able to take self referrals. If you are in need please apply for help through one of the referral bodies. https://theneedproject.org/
January 16, 2023

Macmillan Welfare Advice Service

The Macmillan Welfare Rights Service is a free, confidential and impartial welfare benefits advice service, delivered in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council and the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. It is fully funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/18/health_and_social_care/324/macmillan_welfare_rights_service_central_bedfordshire
January 16, 2023

Central Bedfordshire – Local Welfare Provisions

Emergency provision is available following an emergency or crisis to meet the immediate day-to-day expenses relating to food and utilities. Supermarket vouchers and top-ups for pre-paid energy meters are provided to meet these needs. https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/53/benefits/1/extra_help_and_appeals/3
January 16, 2023

Ealing Council – DHP application

Discretionary Housing Payments are separate payments made at the council's discretion in cases where it considers that extra help with housing costs are needed.   https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201103/housing_benefit_and_council_tax_support/304/discretionary_housing_payments_and_discretionary_council_tax_discounts
January 16, 2023

Cold Weather Payment – Support for times of cold weather

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest. You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over 7 consecutive days. You’ll get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. Cold Weather Payments are different to Winter Fuel Payments. https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment
January 16, 2023

EDF Energy Grants

Offer grants and support to domestic customers who are experiencing hardship and are struggling to manage their household energy debt needing extra support and advice with energy in the home. https://charisgrants.com/partners/edf-energy/