I know that pressures on household budgets are increasing right now, which is why this section of my website is here to help you find the resources and support in place to ease the pressures on the cost of living.

Household Support Fund
Community Resources

To provide financial help and support this winter to those in need, the Government has made £3.9 million available to Worcestershire County Council. The support fund can be used for energy and water bills and other essentials such as heating.

Act on Energy is providing this service and can be contacted by:

Email: support@actonenergy.org.uk

Phone: 0800 9882881

There are an incredible number of charities and organisations in Redditch which can support you in your time of need.

To help signpost you in right direction, I’ve put together a list of resources available to you.

Please do contact them for help and support by clicking here.

Local Council support
Council Tax Support

You may be able to get help if you are, or someone who lives with you is, on a low income or disabled.

Please click here to access support from Redditch Borough Council.

Please click here to access support from Wychavon Disrict Council.

Housing Benefit

You could get housing benefit to help pay your rent if you’re on a low income, unemployed or claim benefits.

Please click here to access support from Redditch Borough Council.

Please click here to access support from Wychavon District Council.

Essential Living Fund

Redditch Borough Council’s Essential Living Fund can provide emergency help if a resident is facing a financial crisis.

Our fund can help with essential food and top up vouchers for gas and electric.

Please click here to access support from Redditch Borough Council.

Discretionary Housing Payments
What is the Government doing to help families with the cost of living?
Energy Price Cap

£100 saving per year for 15 million households

Household Support Fund

£500 million to support millions of households in England

Winter Fuel Payments

£2 billion per year to over 11.4 million pensioners

Minimum Wage increased

A boost of £1,000 a year for full-time workers

Rent Arrears Payments

£65 million to help low-income households pay their rent

Working Allowance Increased

£500 more per year for claimants

UC Taper Reduced

Extra £1,000 a year for 2 million families

Energy Bill Rebate

Every UK household will get £200 off their energy bill in October, which will then be repaid back over 5 years

Cold Weather Payments

£25 per week towards energy bills

Council Tax Rebate

All UK households in Council Tax bands A-D  will receive a £150 non-repayable Council Tax rebate.

Warm Home Discount

£140 rebate for 2.2 million households