Household Support Fund (HSF)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made funding available to councils in England called the Household Support Fund (HSF). This funding is to support those most in need and to help those most in need with the cost of essentials. The fund is intended to support a wide range of households including families, pensioners and people with disabilities.

Types of support that are available through HSF includes:

  • Energy bills – water bills and any fuel used for heating and cooking
  • Food
  • Essentials (clothing, blankets, fridges and cookers)
  • Wider essentials (hygiene products, transport)

Households in Solihull can access support through the following schemes:

Scheme name Provided by Details How to apply
Discretionary Crisis Fund (DCF) Solihull Council DCF provides essential household items for people in urgent need. It does not provide cash or loans. Please call Solihull Council on 0121 704 8284 or visit the webpage for an application form
Solihull Food Bank Network Around Again – Colebridge Trust

Helping Hands

We Care Ltd

Solihull Food Bank (Kingfisher)
For those who do not have immediate access to food For an emergency food parcel please call Solihull Council on 0121 704 8001 to request a referral

For further information on more support for households in Solihull please visit our other Here2Help webpages.

You can also find additional support on the Government’s Cost of Living Hub.

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