Lambeth Council has produced a Winter Support Package for families amid rising concern about the cost of living, including energy bills going up, rising inflation, the end of the £20-a-week increase to universal credit and increasing demand for food support in the borough.
The council will be contacting eligible households to distribute more than £800,000 to help pay for food, energy bills and housing costs through the winter. Lambeth Council is also putting £1.7million into providing support to households with children in receipt of free school meals over the Christmas break, February half term and Easter Holiday funded by the same government grant.
In Lambeth 41,000 residents have been impacted by the reduction of £20 per week in Universal Credit cut, of which 15,000 are out of work. 21,000 households in the borough are known to already be in fuel poverty, a situation made more acute by rising prices.
Read more here on the Love Lambeth website.