Are you struggling to pay for essentials because you don’t have enough money to pay for them?
Frome residents can get support through a fund that has been set up as a collaboration between Citizens advice and Somerset County Council to provide short-term financial support to households struggling with the cost of essentials such as food, energy, water bills etc. during the winter.
If you live in Somerset and are you over the age of 16, living independently of parents or carers and can provide the required proof of your identity and income, then help might be available. You may be eligible for a voucher that can be used in all the main supermarkets, with energy companies and to purchase essential items and appliances.
Mayor of Frome, Andy Wrintmore says: “There are many different reasons why it has become difficult to pay for essentials. You may need support because the cost of food, gas, electricity or oil has risen, and you can no longer afford to eat well or to keep warm. You may need support because you have lost your job or have had your working hours cut. You may need support because you have been unwell or unable to work. The key thing is that you and your household are struggling to pay for essentials and this fund is available to help.”
The fund is being distributed by the Citizens Advice organisations in Somerset and is capped at £250. Please visit their website to apply.
The fund is open until 31 March 2022. Please do share with anyone who might benefit from this info.