Vulnerable Hub meeting – latest updates
Here are some resources you might find useful, either for yourself or someone you know.
Vulnerable Hub meeting – latest updates
The Edge Café 'A Community Café with Recovery at Heart', a grant-fund project who run groups for anyone to attend. They provide recovery support and mindfulness groups. They work closely with MIND.
- They can support people with housing issues, accessing fair share
- They collect donations from supermarkets which they give out to the community.
- Working to promote community.
Cambridge Aid who provide small grants to people who are struggling financially within a 15-20 miles radius of Cambridge
- They can Issue store cards to addicts to prevent using the donation from being spent on their addictions.
- Central Aid has been around for 140 years, they raise money to support people within our communities, they are not funded so rely of fund raising and donations.
- Around Christmas they supported families with £25 gift card per child for a present and up to £150 per family for food.
- A meeting is held every other Friday to discuss applications. Applications must be made by services supporting clients at the time and these can be made online… Follow the link.
Food bank no longer provide the fuel vouchers
- Cit A can support clients and refer them for help with fuel costs
Cambridge Stay well Heating Grants
- Grants up to £300 for vulnerable individuals/families living in Cambridgeshire (not including Peterborough) facing fuel poverty to contribute towards future heating costs. For those that are homeless, other costs of keeping warm (such as sleeping bags) will be considered.
- Individuals/families must be referred by an organisation (voluntary sector or local authority) that has assessed the circumstances and can verify that the individual/family are in extreme crisis and in need of immediate assistance.
Warm home discount
- Follow the link for more information:
Help for clients who cannot attend an interview at their Jobcentre
- Home visits can be arranged. Once the claim has been complete and they get to the point of making an appointment they can contact their Jobcentre so that a home visit can be organised.
Great News! Assure assist will be available to Universal Credit claimants from the 1st April for 8 weeks free water!
South Staffordshire Charitable Trust
The Trust is here to help see you through difficult times. If you are having significant money problems, you may be able to apply to the Trust for help towards the cost of your water bill.
Your difficulties may be due to any number of reasons, such as:
- Receiving very low wages
- Chronic illness
- Being made redundant
- Relationship breakdown or bereavement
The Trust takes applications from people who are in arrears with their water bills (including sewerage services), either for the current year, or from previous years, as well as from those who have had a sudden change in their circumstances (for example, redundancy) that may result in only a short-term period of hardship. Only customers of South Staffs Water and Cambridge Water may apply for help. View a map of the company's supply area if you need to check if you are a customer of South Staffs Water or Cambridge Water.
- The Assure tariff can help customers who are on a low income or struggling to pay their water charges; it aims to reduce water poverty and make our bills more affordable.
Customers with a household income of less than £16,105* per year, may qualify for a discount on their water charge. If you are eligible and your application is successful, your charges will be discounted for two years, in the first year by 60% and the second year by 40%.
If you have a dependent child living at your address, an additional allowance of £1,500 per child may be added to the household income threshold amount of £16,105* per year.
Click the link for more information and how to apply:
Cambridge water – fast tracking onto Assure through Stay Well
Posted: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:37 by Admin