Are you of state pension age or will be by 30 September? If so, you may be able to apply for support through the government’s Household Support Fund.

We are working in partnership with Citizens Advice to administer the fund which is awarded as supermarket vouchers worth £200.

Apply if you:

  • are of State Pension age, or will be by 30 September 2022
  • are a resident in the Dorset Council area (who you pay your rates to)
  • have savings of less than £10,000
  • have not already applied

How to apply

You will be asked to provide proof of identification showing your date of birth.

Online www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/household-support-fund 

Paper application – Citizens Advice are hosting drop-in sessions at their offices and some community venues including libraries where you can complete a quick paper application in exchange for a supermarket voucher to take away with you. They are planning to offer sessions in Verwood, Wareham, Bridport, Blandford, Weymouth, Portland, and Swanage.

Contact Citizens Advice to find out their exact locations and session times:

Telephone: 01929 775500

Email: hsf@edpcitizensadvice.org.uk

You will not be asked to provide your bank details as part of the application.

 Don’t miss out, act now – deadline 30 September 2022