Issue details

Household Support Fund Round 4 Allocations Policy

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/03/2023

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: Between 6 Jun 2023 and 31 Jul 2023 by Cabinet Member Signing

The Government, through the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) has now announced that the Household Support Fund will be extended for the period 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024. The objective of the Scheme is to provide support to vulnerable households and families with children struggling with the significant rise in living costs with an emphasis on supporting households with energy, food and water bills. Local authorities are responsible for administering the Scheme and funding has been allocated to each authority. Haringey Council has been allocated £4,813,343 for the twelve-month period. The funding will enable the Council to provide support to families with children, other vulnerable households, and individuals. The Household Support Fund will allow the Council to extend and expand its support to households in food or fuel poverty. This decision will approve the first tranche of the funding and remaining allocation.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Resident Services &Tackling Inequality

Lead director: Assistant Director for Place-Based Commissioning and Partnerships

Contact: Director of Adults, Health, and Communities.