Government help for most vulnerable this winter

Council News
11:14, Monday, 29th November 2021

Families across North Lincolnshire most in need of help will receive support through the winter thanks to a £1.3m Government cash boost.

Food vouchers will be sent to low-income families with children. This includes children receiving free school meals and care leavers. Families will be sent £40 in vouchers for each eligible child in December and a further £40 in March.

Additionally, a new grant will provide support for people who may find themselves with additional needs, if their circumstances change. This is designed to cover short-term needs for things like food, energy bills and essential household items.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The latest Government cash will make a real difference to those most vulnerable in North Lincolnshire this winter. Where there is a genuine need, we will support.

“We know the economy is moving forward fast as we recover from the pandemic, and there are a great many jobs available, however we also understand there are still challenges which people face. This scheme enables people to support themselves and their families at a time when they most need it.”

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children and families, said: “The wellbeing of children is a priority for us as a council and for parents across the area – the majority of this money will used to support children.

“The summer Government emergency grant scheme helped hundreds of people at a time of real need, so I am pleased we are able to continue to offer support.

“The Government, with the support of our local MPs Holly Mumby-Croft and Andrew Percy, have invested unprecedented amounts of money to support communities. We will ensure this latest grant helps the people most in need.”