A £500 million support fund has been launched by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access the support fund in the coming months to help them with essentials as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic.
The new Household Support Fund will provide a lifeline for those at risk of struggling to keep up with their bills over the winter, adding to the support the Government is already providing to help people with the cost of living.
Peter Gibson MP said “This new Household Support Fund will provide a lifeline for those at risk of struggling to keep up with their bills over the winter.
“The Government is already providing help with the cost of living and has helped millions of people provide for their families, this new Household Support Fund is there to help those that may still need further support.”
The new fund will run over winter and those in need of support should contact Darlington Borough Council who will help them access the fund.