Mark Jenkinson MP has welcomed the launch of the Conservative Government’s Household Support Fund Awareness Week.
The initiative is encouraging vulnerable families across the Workington constituency to check with Cumberland Council what support is available to local people.
Since the Household Support Fund launched in October 2021, more than £2 billion has been invested to ease the cost of living pressures.
This includes £7,380,469 for Cumberland Council as part of the fourth round of funding between April 2023 and March 2024.
This brings the total funding available to residents through the fund in Cumbria to £18,451,173.
Councils in England can use the Conservative Government’s Household Support Fund to help those most in need by drawing from local knowledge and directly reaching people in the community.
Support is available to help with covering the costs of essentials like groceries, toiletries, warm clothes, and energy bills.
These figures come as part of the Conservative Government’s Household Support Fund Awareness Week, which is encouraging vulnerable people across England to contact their councils to find out what support is available in their area.
Mark said: “I know families across the Workington constituency are still feeling cost of living pressures due to high inflation caused by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine.
“That is why I welcome the support the Conservative Government is providing, including the money made available through the Household Support Fund which has already made a massive difference to people locally, and I encourage anyone who is worried about their own finances to contact Cumberland Council to find out what support they may be eligible to receive.
“The Government is continuing to support vulnerable households with cost of living pressures as it takes the long-term decisions needed to get the country on the right path for the future, whilst delivering on its promises to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting list sand stop the boats."