THERE is a pot of money available from Shropshire Council to help people finding things especially tough making ends meet at this difficult rime

Shropshire Council Hardship Funds, are grants open to anyone in difficulty and people don’t have to be receiving benefits to apply.

The Council want to get this money to Shropshire householders, especially low-paid working families with children whose finances may have suffered due to the long effect of Covid and lockdowns and who are now struggling to make ends meet.

It is easy to apply over the phone and a paper form is available on request, an adviser will complete the paperwork over the phone and a specialist will look to see how the Council can help and if any further information is needed.

So anyone having difficulty meeting essential outgoings should call 0345 678 9078.

People can also access these grants and a range of other Covid related support at or via our Covid helpline on 0345 678 9028.