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Families most in need to benefit from over £500,000 support from North Northamptonshire Council

30 March 2022

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With the cost of living on the increase - the most vulnerable in North Northamptonshire are set to be given a helping hand. The authority will use a grant provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), for these one-off payments.

North Northamptonshire Council will be providing those eligible families, most in need with financial help, a payment in the form of vouchers that can be redeemed against shopping costs in a range of supermarkets. This extra support relates to families with children already on the School Holidays Meal Support Scheme who will receive a voucher, to the value of £50, to offset household costs and maximise budgets.

In addition, we are providing residents, who are already approved applicants of the Household Support Fund Fuel Bank, with a pre-payment meter voucher of up to £80 to assist with offsetting the increase in utility costs.

While the vouchers for families can be used at most major supermarkets they must be redeemed by 30 April 2022. All eligible recipients will receive a notification together with the voucher from 30 March, there is no requirement to apply.

"With inflation at the highest rate for decades and heating prices rocketing, many people are struggling to make ends meet with balancing their household finances.

"I’m delighted that we’re able to offer this support to the most vulnerable in North Northants to help see them through this difficult time."
Leader of North Northants Council, Cllr Jason Smithers