A partnership of Community & Voluntary Sector organisations including CVS and the local authority (LBBD) have come together to co-ordinate the Warmer Homes Project (WHP), which is being run again this year to deliver practical help to people in need. This additional help includes:
- Provision of a Winter Bedding Pack, which will be targeted at the most vulnerable people,
particularly the elderly and struggling families
- Provision of a Food Parcel: including dried and tinned food and toiletries
- Delivery of additional benefit entitlement checks
All support is subject to funding being available and people meeting the eligibility criteria* Pension Credit 60+, Income Support, Income based Employment Support Allowance, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Contribution based Employment Support Allowance, Contribution based Job Seekers Allowance / Disability Benefits (AA / DLA) / Universal Credit or if Fuel Poor: A household that spends more than 10% of its household income on fuel bills. Proof of benefits will be required in ALL instances.
If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough, then you can make a referral to StreetLink who can provide additional support.