Emergency help

If you have an unexpected emergency expense you may be able to get help.

Household Support Fund - Winter 2021

Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic.

The new Household Support Fund should help millions of households in England and will be distributed by councils in England.

We are awaiting further details from the Government to set up the application process.

We will update this page as soon as we have further information.

You can also follow further updates by subscribing to our regular residents email newsletter Living in Havering.

Read the September 2021 Government statement about the fund

Citizen's Advice

Citizen's Advice offer information on:

Emergency Assistance Scheme

This scheme provides genuine support to the most financially vulnerable people in Havering.

Apply for emergency assistance via the dabd website

Emergency assistance scheme policy

Food banks

The food banks work with frontline care agencies that identify people in crisis and issue them with a food bank voucher.

There are three food banks in the borough.

Liberty Credit Union

Liberty credit union is a community-based savings and loans organisation, open to anyone who lives or works in the borough.

They offer an easy-access savings account and preferential rate loans with free life and loan insurance.

Visit the Liberty Credit union website.

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