After allocating another £900,000 to support households across the borough, Sefton Council has closed the Open Access Household Support Fund scheme to new applications.

Since re-opening the scheme in April, the council has received and dealt with over 5,400 applications to the fund.

With around £108,000 left and with more than 440 applications still to process, the decision has been taken to close the scheme to new requests.

People in Sefton struggling with the cost of living are advised to visit where they can find a wide range of support and advice. 

This includes information on help with rent and Council Tax, foodbanks and food pantries and financial advice.

For people who do not have easy access to the Internet and smart phones to find information online there is also guidance about getting online. It includes the free computer, Internet and Wi-Fi access provided at local Sefton libraries.

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