Children, low-income pensionable households, carers and many others have benefited from Oxfordshire County Council’s cost of living crisis support schemes for residents over the winter of 2022/3 and afterwards.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are offering financial support to community organisations as food prices continue to rise and increasing numbers of people turn to food banks for essentials.
Some Oxfordshire residents receiving only housing benefits can now claim £300 to help with living costs, thanks to the latest round of the Household Support Fund.
The budget funds a wide range of services to help tackle the cost of living crisis as well as multi-million-pound investments across Oxford, including new council homes and the rebuilding of East Oxford Community Centre.
People in Oxfordshire struggling with fuel poverty in poor energy-efficient homes will soon benefit from a new £6.4 million county council programme.
Bellway is offering to pay £1,000 per month off the mortgages for up to two years for those who buy homes at select developments before 31 March 2023.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have reopened the Household Support Fund scheme to help households meet the costs of life’s essentials.
West Oxfordshire District Council wants to increase the price of its annual subscription for garden waste collection from £40 to £45 in April.
A new scheme by the Government means that until 31 March 2023, fares will be capped at £2 on most local routes operated by Arriva, Oxford Bus Company, Redline Buses, Stagecoach, Thames Travel, Reading Buses and Thames Valley Buses.
The Sustainable Warmth grant is available for homeowners, and tenants and landlords of privately rented properties, to install free energy-saving measures in their homes.
District councillors at the Vale unanimously agreed to remove the restrictions requiring low-income households to contribute towards their annual council tax bill.
The £100k fund will support local community building owners with their energy bills so they can keep their buildings open to the most vulnerable this winter.