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Launching on 1 April 2021

The £1.4 million Platform Wellbeing Fund is here to give fast and flexible support to our customers during these challenging times.  The Fund can help cover the cost of food, essential items such as school uniforms, energy and utility costs as well as helping to bridge the gap between a benefit application and first payment. 

Essential Support

Launching on 1 April 2021

Our Wellbeing Fund offers ESSENTIAL SUPPORT for 

Food at home icon FOOD
If you are struggling to buy food and costs are spiralling due to extra supplies needed for home schooling/working from home, we may be able to help reduce the pressure. Get in touch and see what help we can give you.
 

New clothes icon HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Do you need support to purchase household items such as uniforms, clothes, cleaning products, sanitary items and grooming products? We can help cover the costs of these, get in touch and see what help we can give you.  
 

energy icon ENERGY AND UTILITY COSTS
We can help wtih high heating costs, high rate debt repayment meters and water costs. Don’t forget to tick the box at the bottom of the form if you want to hear from us about help to increase your household income. 
 

Money icon  NEW BENEFIT CLAIMS 
The Benefits system is never easy to navigate and we know this may be the first time you have had to use it. We can help bridge the gap between your first payment and any unplanned spend. Don’t forget to tick the box at the bottom of the form if you want to hear from us about help to increase your household income. 

If you are interested in seeing if the Wellbeing Fund can help you, fill in the form at the bottom of the page.  It only takes a couple of minutes to complete. 

Support Packages

Launching on 1 April 2021

Our Wellbeing Fund offers SUPPORT PACKAGES for:

Employment iconEMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
If you're looking for help with training or accreditation costs or need sponsorship for tuition or a course, we can help. We can also give practical help with travel costs or workwear to get started in a new job. We have also joined forces with Stay Nimble to offer FREE online career coaching. Find out more here.

washer icon HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE/WHITE GOODS/ FLOORING
We know it's tough when you need to replace white goods/furniture or you have moved home and need help to get furnishings/flooring. We can help with these items, all you need to do is apply.
 

Digital icon DIGITAL INCLUSION
We can help with costs such as broadband, devices and a host of other digital needs. Fill in the form and  let's see if we can help get you online. Don’t forget to tick the box at the bottom of the form if you want to hear from us about help to increase your household income.
 

Health and wellbeing HEALTH & WELLBEING
Give your physical and mental health and wellbeing a much needed boost with support for classes, activities and groups.   

 

If you are interested in seeing if the Wellbeing Fund can help you, fill in the form at the bottom of the page. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete. 

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DISCLAIMER

To process your Wellbeing Fund application, Platform Housing need to collect, use, and retain information.

I understand the information I provide will be managed in accordance with Data protection legislation and the Platform Housing privacy notice which is available on our website www.platformhg.com/privacy-notice.

I declare that all of the information I have given is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I will inform Platform Housing of any change to my financial circumstances which may affect this application. I understand that giving false information will result in Platform Housing Group taking steps to prevent approval of any future applications made.

I understand that payments from the Wellbeing Fund for Essential and Support package applications are benevolent in purpose and are issued on the premise that nothing further is owed or due in return. Essential and Support payment awards are voluntary and can be offered as short-term financial assistance to overcome crisis and temporary financial hardship.

To my knowledge, I am not related to or have any relationship with a member of PHG staff I understand that the Platform Housing should not be relied upon as a guaranteed source of income and I cannot normally expect to receive repeat funding for the same issue in any future applications.