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Essential Living Fund

In response to the increased cost of living and rent liability the Essential Living Fund has been set up to support eligible Alliance Homes residents who are struggling to manage their tenancies because of financial hardship.

The Essential Living Fund provides one-off payments to help cover the costs of practical items such as energy, white goods etc.

In addition to this, the Essential Living Fund has allocated funding to support mental health and wellbeing access, advice and support for those who are facing a tough time right now.

How to apply

You can self-refer by emailing or by calling us on 03000 120 120.

We will be in touch within five working days to discuss your circumstances and asses the available support we are able to offer

If your application is determined to need assistance, you will receive a summary of the available support within ten working days, sooner if it is an emergency.

Our Housing and Support services team can also provide other services such as longer-term financial planning, help with claiming Universal Credit and other benefits.

How to access approved funds?

The type of support available is dependent on the needs of the case. Alliance Homes can adjust your rent or other accounts, provide vouchers through email or text messages, or vouchers for relevant stores.

We will not provide cash awards or ask you to pay in advance and claim the money back later.