Help for families

How residents with children can get support with cost of living crisis

Money to help with food, bills, energy costs and other essentials

The Household Support Fund is now open for applications to help with food, energy, bills and other essential costs.

If you've applied for or received support between October 2022 and March 2023, you will now be able to apply again during this new round (started April 2023).

Sustainable Warmth Grants

Residents on low incomes could get up to £25,000 of home improvements free of charge. This is through the Government's Sustainable Warmth Scheme. Or contact our energy team, which can also give advice on these grants.

Low cost bus travel

Don't forget single bus fares are capped at a maximum of £2 until 31 October.

This scheme applies to Reading Buses, Thames Valley Buses and Arriva services locally. Check the MyJourney Wokingham website for local routes.

Help from us for families

Housing needs

Find or apply for housing

Free childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

How to access free early education or childcare

Discretionary Housing Payments

Help with housing costs


Find help if you are homeless or at risk

Ask for family support

Advice, assessments, and resources for families

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