Thousands of families in Tower Hamlets who have been most impacted by the cost of living crisis will receive one off grants of £100 from the council. The new relief packages have been announced by the Mayor.
Under the package approved by the Mayor at a cabinet meeting on July 11, households who are eligible for free school meals will receive a £100 per child payment. £100 per child payment will also be made available to other households deemed at risk of poverty.
A total of 17,500 grant payments of £100 are set to be paid under the plan, costing the council £1.75m. Some households will also be eligible for multiple grant payments.
The package agreed at cabinet also includes help for more than 7,000 residents on pension credit and help for more than 2,000 households with younger children not in primary school who receive Healthy Start Vouchers. The total value of the relief package is £2.7m.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman said ‘We will continue find new ways to support our residents through this crisis.’