Thousands of pensioners given £60 boost for food shopping

People, Health and Care
12:42, Friday, 1st April 2022

More than 3,200 pensioners across North Lincolnshire will be given £60 worth of vouchers to help with food shopping.

The extra help comes from one of two Government schemes designed to support people who need it most. From the cash, 3,500 welfare assistance grants have been made, some £500,000 handed out to parents to feed their children and almost £1m in self-isolation payments.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have some extra cash from Government to support people most likely to be impacted by the current rise in day-to-day costs.

“This is on top of the £150 council tax rebate for 70,000 households and, for around 1,200 pensioners, £70 additional help for rent – the collective impact will be significant.”

Anyone eligible for the latest round of financial support will be contacted directly with the vouchers sent out in the post.

Cllr Elaine Marper, cabinet member for Finance and Governance, said: “The support for people who need that little extra help has been forthcoming.

“We have ensured throughout that it has been targeted to people who need it the most and this continues today with this latest scheme which will help out thousands of pensioners – I am sure it will be most welcome.”