Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, welcomes the news that East Riding of Yorkshire Council will receive £4,123,665 to help vulnerable families in the region with the cost of living.
Between October 2022 and March this year, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has spent £2.1 million from the previous round of funding to provide additional support to the most vulnerable.
This included one off payments of £400 to eligible residents, school holiday support for children receiving free school meals, helping families to improve their heating systems and supplying oil to low income households.
Over the next year, the Council will use the additional £4.1 million to support households most in need, with particular focus on helping those who may not qualify for other forms of Government support.
Welcoming this additional support for families across Beverley and Holderness, Graham commented: “Our hardworking East Riding councillors have been working to find the best ways to support the most vulnerable in our area. The additional £4 million will enable the Council to support those most in need in Beverley and Holderness.”
Councillor David Elvidge, Ward Councillor for Minster and Woodmansey, said: "Working across all directorates the Cost of Living Crisis Group has worked tirelessly to come up with innovative ways that ERYC can support its residents through these times of extreme hardship.
“The pace of work has been unlike anything I have ever seen and all those involved are to be highly commended. The Council has been above all proactive in its work to identify and support some of our most vulnerable residents"
To find out what support you are eligible for, please visit www.ERYC.link/costofliving. If you do not have access to the internet please call 01482 393939.