Norfolk's Covid Winter Support scheme opens to residents

Norfolk's Covid Winter Support scheme opens to residents

Anyone in Norfolk suffering financial hardship this winter could receive help and support thanks to a new scheme that launches today (Wednesday 2 December).

Norfolk County Council, alongside local councils across Norfolk, is aiming to support as many residents as possible this winter to access financial and other support if they are facing hardship.

The Norfolk Covid Winter Support Scheme is particularly aimed at families and will provide support for those suffering financial hardship over the winter months due to Covid-19. Support is available with food and utility bills.

Applications to the new support scheme can be made online, via the existing Norfolk Assistance Scheme pages at www.norfolk.gov.uk/NAS or applicants can call 0344 800 8020. From Wednesday 2 December, assistance in applying online will also be available through Norfolk Libraries.

The Covid Winter Support scheme can help with:

  • Day to day living costs, including food and energy bills
  • Daily essentials such as toiletries, sanitary products and nappies
  • Food vouchers for the school holidays

As part of the wider package of support for families this winter, the council is also extending the Norfolk Assistance Scheme, which already provides support for food, fuel, clothes and other essential household items to Norfolk’s residents experiencing hardship.

More information is available online at www.norfolk.gov.uk/covidwintersupport or www.norfolk.gov.uk/NAS