Financial support and advice
The coronavirus outbreak has affected different people in different ways. If you have seen a reduction in your household income and are experiencing financial difficulties there is support available for you:
Food and utilities
If you're struggling to afford food or utilities The Kent Support and Assistance Service may be able to help with food or utility vouchers.
Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme
if you’re asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and you’re on a low income, unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, you may be entitled to a payment of £500 from your local district or borough council under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. Visit your local council website for more information:
- Ashford Borough Council
- Canterbury City Council
- Dartford Borough Council
- Dover District Council
- Folkestone and Hythe District Council
- Gravesham Borough Council
- Maidstone Borough Council
- Medway Council
- Sevenoaks Borough Council
- Swale Borough Council
- Thanet District Council
- Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
- Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Managing your money
You can get advice about how to manage your money and what support is available from your account providers on the Money Advice Service website.
Feel more prepared
You can read our wellbeing advice about how to feel more prepared and feel less concerned about what is happening.
Many of Kent’s Citizen’s Advice branches are now offering advice on employment or financial matters over the phone and online. Find your local branch on the Citizen’s Advice website.