Issue details

Household Support Fund in Haringey

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/05/2023

Anticipated restriction: Public  -

Decision due: Between 15 May 2023 and 24 May 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 £4,813,343.44 for the 12 month period. The funding will enable the Council to provide support to families with children, other vulnerable households, and individuals in financial stress. This decision will approve the second tranche of the funding for the Household Support Fund as detailed in the accompanying report (£2.106m for the period to September 2023). The timing will ensure that the Free School Meal vouchers, are

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.