Feb 102023

West Devon Borough Council knows that many residents are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the cost of living crisis.

The Household Support Fund is available to provide rapid short-term financial support to meet immediate needs and help those who are struggling to afford food, energy and water bills, and other related essentials this year.

The scheme runs until 31 March and is designed to help ease financial pressure on residents and to support those most in need this winter.

Due to the limited amount of funds we have available, we will prioritise items necessary for day to day living such as food, energy costs and essential household items we may also refuse or restrict applications from those that have claimed from previous funds.

Click here to visit the West Devon Borough Council website and find out more.  

Free slow cookers, electric blankets and throws available

Keen to reduce your energy costs and improve your cooking skills?

West Devon Borough Council is supporting local residents and community groups by purchasing and distributing slow cookers and cookbooks.

Slow cookers work best with cheaper cuts of meat, but can also be used for curries, steamed puddings and risotto. West Devon Borough Council appreciates that a lot of residents have busy lives and slow cookers save time, leaving you to get on with other things.

West Devon Borough Council also have a stock of electric blankets available for distribution.

If you would benefit from either item, please send an email to rachelle.underwood@swdevon.gov.uk with Slow Cooker or Electric Blanket in the subject line. You will need to provide your name, address (which must be in the West Devon area) and a contact telephone number. Stocks are limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis.