Lambeth: Calls for government to maintain crucial support

23 January 2024

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council’s leadership has joined school and foodbank representatives in calling for an extension to a financial lifeline which helps struggling households with food, energy and clothing.

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Lambeth: Calls for government to maintain crucial support

Health charity Impact on Urban Health, Brixton & Norwood Foodbank (Trussell Trust) and Healthy Living Platform have signed the letter alongside Cllr David Amos, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Cost of Living and Cllr Jim Dickson, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Healthier Communities.

The signatories are seeking a firm commitment from the Government to continue the Household Support Fund past March this year.

At present the Government has made no decision, throwing community support networks into jeopardy and creating insecurity for Lambeth’s most vulnerable households. Particularly through the ongoing cost of living crisis.

To highlight the concerning issue a joint letter has been sent to Jeremy Hunt MP, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has the power to decide if the vital support for those with least will be extended.

To read the full letter see below: