The £500 Self Isolation Support Grant currently open to those on low incomes who claim Universal Credit or other benefits – is being extended to include parents on low incomes.
This will be open to parents or carers who in this scenario would be unable to work from home due to caring for a child under 16, and who face a loss of income due to the self-isolation requirements
The grant will also become available to those who may be eligible for Universal Credit, but have not yet applied.
Both changes will be introduced from 7 December
If you would like any advice or assistance in relation to this, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.