Employment & Benefits Support

Information about the changes the government has brought in to support people who are already claiming benefits, need to claim benefits, or are at risk of losing their job as a result of coronavirus.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Covid 19 – working age customers in receipt of Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS)

The Government have asked local authorities to pay a top up to all working age customers up to £150.00 on to their Council Tax account for the period 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021. There is no need to apply for this payment, it will automatically be awarded to your Council Tax account. Where your liability for Council Tax for the period 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021 is less than £150.00 for the year you will receive a reduced amount to cover the charge. Stratford-on-Avon District Council is working on this and will make these payments as soon as possible.

Energy Advice

Act On Energy offer advice on all energy related issues from problems with bills to accessing grants.

Energy Bills During Covid-19

Food Supply Advice

Help and advice for residents requiring additional support to access food supply or are experiencing financial hardship and require an emergency food parcel from a local foodbank.

Advice on applying for Free School Meals

Financial Advice

Citizens Advice South Warwickshire offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice for all members of the South Warwickshire community.

City Save Credit Union operate across Stratford-on-Avon District. City Save services are designed to enable members to manage savings and loans by phone or electronically via their website.

Last updated on 12/10/2020

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