Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s welfare team is there to offer support, guidance and connect you with relevant organisations that can help with:
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Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s welfare team runs several schemes to support households in the district.
Help for rent payments if you are on a low income and in one of the following categories:
If you do not fall into one of these categories, you can claim Universal Credit for help with housing costs.
Help for council tax if you are on a low income and responsible for the council tax charge of your home.
Discretionary Housing Payments can provide extra money over the short-term to help residents in receipt of Housing Benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit with housing costs including:
A Financial Support Payment is designed to assist persons who have applied for council tax reduction and who are still struggling to make payments.
This is to provide further assistance where an applicant is in receipt of council tax reduction but the level of support being paid by the council does not meet their full council tax liability.
This can help people experiencing financial hardship with particular emphasis on help with food vouchers and referrals for fuel support to Kent County Council.
A limited scheme to support low-income households with energy efficient solutions to help reduce their costs and supply more
efficient items to replace broken ones, including:
Further information and application forms for these schemes can be found on our website through our dedicated cost of living support page: