LGA: Household Support Fund Survey

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I want to invite you to complete an online survey about the Household Support Fund.

As you know, the current Household Support Fund is due to come to an end on the 30th of September 2024, and a decision has not yet been made on whether the fund will be renewed.

The LGA is concerned that if the fund is not extended this will produce a cliff-edge in provision over the challenging Winter months, when many residents are most at risk of falling through the gaps into hardship and pressure on public services is heightened.

The results of this survey will help the LGA to capture the level of demand for the fund, the impact of the fund ending on local welfare provision, and how the fund could be improved if it were to be extended.

In addition to this Network, the survey has been sent to colleagues working in the management of Revenues and Benefits in each authority area. We will remove any duplicate responses from local authorities in our final data. The survey is targeted at councils that administer the fund, but voluntary and community partners are welcome to respond and answer the questions relevant to them.

We would be very grateful if you could complete this online form by 5 pm on Monday 1st July by clicking on the following link. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Follow this link to the Survey