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Bromsgrove pensioners are being urged to apply for funds which will help with life’s essentials from food to fuel bills.

The Council needs residents, aged 66 and over, to apply for the Government’s Household Support Fund (HSF), which has been ringfenced for them, before it is no longer available at the end of September.

Funds can help eligible residents with the cost of essentials like fixing & replacing broken boilers and repaying energy debts before winter and even covering food bills.

Friends and family of older residents are also being urged to let them know about this funding and to encourage them to apply.

Bromsgrove District Council Leader Cllr Karen May said: “It is vital that our pensioners, especially those who aren’t usually in receipt of benefits apply as there is a chance they may meet the criteria.

“But the scheme ceases at the end of September and any applications which aren’t processed by then won’t count.

“So please apply as soon as possible as, with the rise of the cost of living, every penny counts.”

To apply visit or call 0800 988 2881 for help with energy bills or 0808 2787890 for other costs.