The Emergency support scheme to help those in crisis is vital lifeline. The
Government has to make sure there is a local scheme that provides emergency help to people in crisis check your local council for details about the scheme if you do not live in london the scheme provides in-kind support, such as vouchers, wherever possible, rather than cash grants. We can help your household meet living costs if you need support with you application call John Livingston on 07940240811 between 9 am – 5pm Mon-Fri
Here is the link to Lambeth the Household Support Scheme:
Here is the link for the video tutorial:
Once you receive your voucher, wait 14 days and apply again.
Below are written instructions:
When you are applying, if you are a single person, click ‘I am experiencing a crisis’ . If you are a family/ have children – click ‘my family is under pressure.’ – then make a note of your reference number.
Then fill in the details as it says.
If you are not entirely sure about the amount of your benefits, you can estimate within reason but you can’t make it up completely as they will check with your national insurance records.
When it asks you about your crisis and which date – put today’s date and explain that you are struggling to make ends meet due to the cost in the rise of living and the rising costs of fuel. You can also talk about Universal Credit and how the payments were reduced late last year.
When it asks for the help you need, they will only help you with general food, electricity and gas. So only tick these boxes and write a couple of sentences about how you are struggling with costs this winter because you are on a low income. You can also mention the rise in the cost of living and the rapid rise in the cost of fuel. You can also mention that universal credit was reduced and this has adversely affected you.
You can always try to get household goods. They do give these but very rarely and only if you have been the victim of a disaster like a flood or fire in an accommodation run by Lambeth. They also sometimes will give household goods on medical grounds but only if you provide evidence at a later date (they will contact you if this is the case.)
When they ask you about what else you have done to improve your situation, you can say that you have been contacting the foodbank for support.
When it asks for your energy account numbers and you don’t know them, explain this in the ‘additional info’ box. You will find this box as the last question under the ‘help you need’ section. Then you can write in ‘0000000’ when it asks for your account number on the following page.
I know you may feel that it doesn’t all apply to you but the money is there to help Lambeth residents this winter. You are definitely eligible if your family earns under £30,000 a year.
Any issues, please email me.
Signposting Support Officer
Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday