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Families struggling due to Covid-19 urged to apply for help from BCP Council and Citizens Advice

STRUGGLING families and individuals living in Christchurch have been urged to apply for a share of a £251,371 pot.

The cash has been granted to BCP Council by the government to help those who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cllr Nicola Greene, cabinet member for Covid-19, public health and education, said: "We welcome the government’s summer support funding, which will be essential in enabling us to offer help to the hardest hit families.

"Although restrictions are easing, the pandemic is ongoing, and many residents are struggling due to many factors including loss of jobs, and we would urge our residents to access the support they need."

Anyone who needs help and advice about paying utility bills should contact Citizens Advice BCP by visiting citizensadvicebcp.org.uk/campaigns/summersupport/ or calling 01202 081732.

Households with children who need advice on accessing food can contact their school, early years provider or BCP’s Council Family Information Service on 01202 093 131.

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