Council to provide £3.7m to support most vulnerable in the county

Gloucestershire County Council Press Release – 6 January 2022

Gloucestershire County Council will allocate £3.7 million to support vulnerable people across the county.

The Government’s Department of Work and Pensions allocated the money to the council through the Household Support Fund.

This will now assist vulnerable households in Gloucestershire by helping them to pay for everyday costs, such as food, utility bills, and housing costs.

Of the money, £3 million contract has been awarded to Auriga Services, to provide support to households in delivering support in the form of food vouchers, fuel vouchers, white goods and emergency household items.

The council will spend £350,000 on supporting vulnerable people in the county to help pay essential household costs and utility bills.

Gloucestershire’s six district council’s will receive £123,000 each, a share of £738,000, to provide their own schemes to provide support for the most vulnerable in their areas.

The funding will provide support until 31 March 2022.

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, said: “I am delighted that we are able to support some of the most vulnerable people within our county with this funding.

“It will help to cover some of the everyday costs for families, and relieve some of the financial strain to those in need.”