|If you’re living in a Berneslai Homes property and are struggling with your bills or food, the Hardship Fund may be for you.|
Berneslai Homes can offer support with gas and electric bills through pre-payment vouchers or help to buy food and toiletries.
In some cases, help can be given to tenants with energy arrears of less than £750 through a one-off payment.
What can households get through the Hardship Fund?
The fund has a £750 cap per household within twelve months.
This payment is to be used on fuel costs, food, or both.
A Berneslai Homes officer will complete a full application and income and expenditure form to assess whether a tenant is eligible for the fund.
The application process will look at income, employment status, essential spending, household spending, shopping, and travel expenses.
Following a successful application, the tenant can access the fund again after three months.
This is up to the maximum limit of £750 per household within twelve months.
How do people apply?
By calling 01226 774270.
By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
By applying online on the Berneslai Homes website.