These are difficult times and there seem to be more ahead. With this in mind the Parish Council would like to offer information on organisations and groups that may help. If you do not have access to a computer or have difficulty filling in forms then please contact the Parish Office and we will be happy to point you in the right direction for expert help.
Did you know about the following?
The Government is providing more support than ever to help you with the cost of living. There are over 40 schemes to help with the cost of living, find out what you are entitled to:
- Surviving Winter -
To apply for a grant to help you through the winter months Please get in touch with the Community Support Officer at West Suffolk Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms are available at the Parish Office
- Council Tax Rebates
If you have not already received your £150 Council Tax Rebate offered to residents in properties in bands A-D please contact the Council Tax Rebate office there are extra parts to the scheme for other bands that residents may be eligible for so contact West Suffolk email@example.com
Tel: 01638 719245
- Advice and General Help
The Citizen Advice are happy to help with all sorts of advice from legal enquiries to debt counselling so please contact them to make an appointment. They have experts in all areas.
Our nearest branch is in Mildenhall at
Mildenhall Hub, Sheldrick Way
0808 278 7868
UK Power are keen to help residents that are finding it difficult to pay their bills and they are updating their Vulnerable Residents Priority Register which is particular help during power failures etc.
You can register on line or contact them on 0800-3163105
- Food Banks
Here in Lakenheath we have our own Food Bank located at Abundant Life Church, Four Bays, Back Street, IP279HF Lakenheath. The hours of opening are Sunday 11:00 - 13:00 and Monday 19:30 - 21:00
Tel: 01842 860851. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do call along if you find you are in serious need of help with food/shopping.
- Goward & Evans Charity
The Trustees welcome applications for Relief in Need grants and Education Grants for residents of Lakenheath who have particular needs and require help. Please apply now. Further details contact Laura Williams at email@example.com or Mobile 07796018816
- Lakenheath Library
Use of computers - for those who do not have access to a computer you are welcome to come along during opening hours or book in advance. The use of the libraries computers is free of charge. Contact: 01842-860723