Wiltshire residents can claim up to £250 (whilst funds last!) to help with their heating and fuel bills over the cold period. This time round we are paying either for top up vouchers for their prepayment meters or credit into their energy account if they pay by direct debit. We can also help with solid fuels also such as LPG gas bottles, wood or coal.
To be eligible, the client will need be in receipt of a means tested benefit, of pension age, or of working age and receiving a disability benefit (or they/someone in the household has a health condition worsened by the cold). They also need to be struggling with their fuel bills and keeping their home warm.
The fund can also help with boiler repairs of up to £300.
To apply call our advice line number on 0800 038 5722, or you can make a referral and upload required evidence using this link. We would need either recent benefit award letters or a recent bank statement showing benefits being paid into their account. It is not essential that all of the information is provided in the referral as we will be picking these up and calling those back to gather any additional information! We can also provide freepost envelopes for those to send their evidence back to us.
Wiltshire Council has produced this poster to help signpost people needing LGBT+ specific support and advice, particularly during lockdown and further pandemic restrictions.
Monkton Farleigh Coffee Mornings
Sadly, due to the continuing Corona Virus situation we are not yet able to resume our coffee morning as soon as we had hoped.
In the meantime, as many of you know, when we find ourselves with surplus cash in the kitty, we keep what we need to buy supplies and then ask the attendees at the coffee morning if there is something particularly close to anyone’s hearts to which we could make a donation.
As this has not been possible this year the organisers decided that as Phyllis not only started the coffee morning, but ran it so successfully for years, it seemed appropriate to make a donation to Dorothy House in recognition of what she has done for both the village and for the Hospice.
We have therefore sent a cheque for £200 to Dorothy House on behalf of the Village Coffee Morning.
Rachel, Mary, Jill and Valerie