Council announces £3.4million boost for residents as cost of living crisis bites


Sandwell Council has confirmed how millions of pounds will be spent supporting residents through the cost of living crisis in the coming months.

Spending from the £3.4million Household Support Fund will be used to continue offering food vouchers for children eligible for free school meals during school holidays.

The council will also be making payments to some households that missed out on previous financial help with energy bills, and helping tenants who don’t receive benefits with rent and rent arrears.

The spend will include £190,000 will be used to support 450 care leavers and foster carers and special guardians.

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Written by Catherine Turner