New hub aims to help Nottinghamshire residents struggling with finances during pandemic

Many are struggling to pay their energy bills.Many are struggling to pay their energy bills.
Many are struggling to pay their energy bills. | Other 3rd Party
A new hub in Nottinghamshire is set to help residents struggling with their health, household income and energy costs during the coronavirus outbreak.

Nottingham City Council and local authorities across the county have joined forces to launch the new £4.3m ‘Warm Homes Hub’, with support to be made available for thousands of the most vulnerable residents over the next two years.

With restrictions on movement by the government, the current situation is already creating devastating long-term impacts on household finances.

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With people spending more time at home, the Warm Homes team would encourage residents who have a long-term illness to call them to explore the range of support available, from fuel and water bill discounts, local food and prescription collections, to foodbank and fuel vouchers.

Miranda Cumberbatch, Warm Homes Hub manager, said: “We have already seen a spike in the number of families young and old that are struggling because they cannot afford essential items during this anxious and upsetting time.

“Through great teamwork, we have been able to assist with food and fuel vouchers and applications for benefits also hardship funding.

“The team can bring some comfort during this period of isolation and we want to reach out to as many households as possible.”

For Covid-19 support, call the team directly on 0115 985 3000 between 9am and 5pm or visit www.warmhomeshub.com/covid19 to find out more about the services offered.