This is not an emergency service
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Household Support Fund was introduced in October 2021 to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of support with essentials over winter.
Although this is considered an extension to the previous two DWP Household Support Fund schemes, it is a new fund and subject to its own conditions.
The DWP Household Support Fund can help people experiencing financial hardship to pay for food, household energy bills and other essentials.
The DWP Household Support Fund runs from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.
The DWP Household Support Fund has been fully allocated.
If you need urgent support, the following organisations can help:
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Money Advice Hub
- By contacting your electricity, gas or water supplier directly
Further information and advice is also available on the cost of living section of our website