United Families UK have proudly partnered with Dover District Council, who contacted us before Christmas and asked if we could help out due to KCAS struggling to meet demand due to a huge increase of applications, We were thrilled to be asked and signed the contract enabling us to provide Gas, Electric, Food etc for residents of Deal and Dover. If you are a family in need of support, please contact us immediately by clicking the link or telephone 01304 799997.
Kent County Council has been awarded an £11.065m Household Support Grant from government. This grant is intended to be used to “support households who would otherwise struggle to buy food or pay essential utility bills or meet other essential living costs or housing costs (in exceptional cases of genuine emergency) this winter as the economy recovers”.
Eligible spend includes:
- Energy and water (including sewerage).
- Essentials linked to energy and water (including sanitary
- products, warm clothing, soap, blankets, boiler service/repair,
- purchase of equipment including fridges, freezers, ovens, etc.).
- Wider essentials including but are not limited to, support with
- other bills including broadband or phone bills, clothing, and
- essential transport related costs such as repairing a car,
- buying a bicycle or paying for fuel.
- Housing Costs in exceptional cases of genuine emergency (eligibility for Discretionary Housing Payments must first be considered and whether the claimant is at statutory risk of homelessness and therefore owed a duty of support through the Homelessness Prevention Grant).
KCC has allocated DDC a proportion of the above funds, DDC will allocate the funds to local organisations to support families and over 50s in food and/or fuel poverty crisis by allocation of provisions or vouchers, to reach those residents and households most in need of financial support over the winter months.
To support families and over 50s in food and/or fuel poverty crisis by allocation of provisions or vouchers, to reach those residents and households most in need of financial support over the winter months.
Each organisation is responsible for determining how they will deliver the support to the residents; they are responsible for all aspects of delivering the service. Organisations are expected to liaise with each other to avoid duplication and multiple referrals to all organisations from the same residents. DDC will advertise the organisation who have received grants.