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For information and advice on issues such as welfare benefits, debt, housing, relationship problems, mental health, unemployment, and more, please check the links below.

Household Support Fund

We have been given a pot of money from Central Government to support households that are struggling with the cost of living crisis - particularly those with children and pensioners. This means:

Families in the borough with children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals can apply for a one-off £90 voucher for each child to cover the summer holidays (£15 per week). To apply, contact One Front Door through their online referral form, or by phone 0808 278 7958, or First Days Children’s Charity through their online referral form, or by phone 0118 921 9338.

Older people of state pension age can now apply for a one-off food, fuel, or cash voucher by contacting One Front Door or AgeUK Berkshire on 0118 959 4242 or info@ageukberkshire.org.uk. Anyone else who is struggling to pay for food, energy bills and other household essentials is encouraged to come forward for help by contacting One Front Door.

Tackling Poverty Strategy

We have a plan to stop poverty in Wokingham Borough. Read the Tackling Poverty Strategy (PDF document) in full. You can also read the Tackling Poverty Strategy in Easy Read (PDF document).

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Financial support

Find out what financial support is available

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Food and fuel

Find out how to get support with food or fuel

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Family and home

Find out how to access support for you and your family

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Health support

Find out how to get help with your physical and mental health

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Employment

Get support with finding a job and explore job opportunities

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