January 16, 2023

The Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes programme

Programme provides free heating, insulation and ventilation improvements for low income Londoners who own their own homes or rent privately. Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to eligible low income homeowners and private tenants, with funding amounts depending on your existing energy efficiency rating, your tenure and your current fuel type (i.e. gas, electricity, oil or LPG). Applicants need to provide info showing they are (or their tenant is) eligible and details about the property. https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing-and-land/improving-quality/warmer-homes
January 16, 2023

Discretionary Hardship Grant (hackney)

This can help towards the costs of food, utilities, household items, travel, and phone and internet access for those who have suffered a sudden financial shock or face unexpected costs and require emergency help. You must already be receiving Council Tax Reduction and still be in hardship to receive this payment. It is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Tel: 0208 356 3000 and ask to apply for ‘discretionary crisis support’. https://hackney.gov.uk/discretionary-hardship-scheme
January 16, 2023

Help with health costs – prescriptions, dental and sight

Automatically qualify for free prescriptions, dental treatment and sight tests and help towards the cost of glasses/lenses if you are in receipt of certain benefits. If your income is low but you don’t receive one of the qualifying benefits, you may still be able to get full or partial help with health costs. (HC1 form) https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme
January 16, 2023

Cost of Living Support payments – Government Information

A £650 one-off payment will be made to around eight million on low-income households in receipt of universal credit, tax credits, pension credit, and legacy benefits. The payments will be made directly into bank accounts in two tax-free installments, in July and then in autumn. It will not count towards the benefit cap. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cost-of-living-support/cost-of-living-support-factsheet-26-may-2022
January 16, 2023

Disability Benefits – Government Information

£150 to individuals receiving disability benefits.To be eligible, people must be in receipt of, or in the process of a successful claim, one of the following benefits: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Scottish Disability Benefits, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Constant Attendance Allowance or War Pension Mobility Supplement. It will not count towards the benefit cap. This payment is expected in September and will be made automatically – you do not need to apply for it. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cost-of-living-support/cost-of-living-support-factsheet-26-may-2022