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Essential Living Fund

Coronavirus update: Unable to get out to shop?
You could get support from Worcestershire County Council's Here2Help scheme or the Government if you are extremely vulnerable.
For all the Coronavirus updates from our benefits services, press here.

Due to COVID-19 we have made our Essential Living Fund more accessible so emergency help is readily available to our residents.

Our fund offers help with essential food and  top up vouchers for utilities.

If you are financially effected by this outbreak and need help you no longer need to provide bank statements to apply for the fund.

You can apply for support over the phone by calling our benefits team, who will discuss your application with you.

Please do not come into Parkside to apply for help if you are high risk, showing cold/flu like symptoms or self-isolating.

More Coronavirus info

Bromsgrove District Council is working with partners and key agencies to stay up to date in receiving top-level guidance on Coronavirus, and will be taking appropriate action across its services as required. To check service updates during the outbreak please visit


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