Leicestershire residents who need help with food and energy costs can apply for a new round of grants.
Leicestershire County Council was awarded £7.2m earlier this year by the Department of Work and Pensions to help people who are struggling to pay their bills.
Eligible households can apply now to receive an average of £200 in food and energy costs. The cash also meant that during October half term, a £15 food voucher was given to more than 14,000 children receiving free school meals.
The cost of living pressures on Leicestershire households has grown over the last year and the council has given more than £22m of support to help residents cope.
The increased cost of living hasn’t gone away for many people so we know how important this support continues to be.
And during half term, we made sure once again that eligible children received food vouchers.
We also know charities and voluntary groups do so much to help and we’ll be ensuring they get support too, to enable them to continue their brilliant work in our communities.
I urge anyone who thinks they are eligible, or knows someone who is, to find out more and access the support they’re entitled to.
Person:Councillor Louise Richardson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing