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Helping people keep warm this winter

Citizens Advice Dudley and Wolverhampton are proud to be supporting Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and the City of Wolverhampton Council in the distribution of the Winter Warmth Grants that the government has made available for people who are struggling to keep warm throughout the winter.

Our dedicated staff across our organisation and working with clients who are in poverty and deprivation to access this grant and our wonderful admin and finance team and then helping to administer the financial grant, straight into people’s bank accounts.

Councils have been told that the grants will not be able to be used beyond the 31st March so we are committed to helping as many people in need across Dudley Borough and the City of Wolverhampton to be able to say warm this winter.

People receiving this grant have used it to purchase blankets, warm pyjamas, help pay for a broken boiler, buy hot water bottles for their children, kettles to make hot drinks and saucepans to heat up to eat warm food.

In the 23 days since we started distributing this grant, to the writing of this blog (21 Feb) we have helped 167 people to keep warm and administered £16,700 in grants!

We know at Citizens Advice that keeping warm should not be a luxury but for so many people we help, staying warm in winter is often a struggle, so we are proud to help our colleagues across both Council’s in whatever way we can.