Support this winter

COVID-19 has impacted negatively on many people who are struggling financially as a result. 

We’ve launched a winter support scheme to help vulnerable families and individuals across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with access to food and support in paying utility bills. 

Complete our online form to ask for help.

Food support

If you need financial help to get food for yourself and your family, there are a number of options available

We want to make sure that every child eats well this Christmas. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for food vouchers during the Christmas and February half-term holidays. Please contact your child's school, early years setting or the BCP Council Family Information Service for more information and how to apply. 

Winter warmth support 

If you are struggling to pay for the cost of energy in your home (heating, cooking, lighting), water bills (including sewerage) then a range of support is available.

Contact information

For advice about accessing food: 

  • households with children, call Citizens Advice: 01202 081732
  • households without children, call Together We Can helpline: 0300 1237052.

For advice about winter warmth: 

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