Additional household support for Somerset residents
Includes help with food, information and advice, help with childcare, and help with bills.
Here is a list of some additional support in Somerset, including help with food, information and advice, help with childcare, and help with bills.
|Your questions||Answers||Website links||Contacts|
|I'm running low on food, where can I get a food box?||Anyone can request meals or food boxes in communities across Somerset regardless of their financial situation from Village Agents.||Village Agents | Help with Food (somersetagents.org)||01823 331222
|I'm pregnant where can I get help buying food?||If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food with a Healthy Start card.||Somerset Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing||0300 330 7010
|Where can I get help to buy baby formula?||If you have a child or children under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk with a Healthy Start card.||Somerset Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing||0300 330 7010
|Where can I go to get information, advice, and support such as: housing, health, finance, food boxes, adult social care, children’s services, feelings of loneliness and isolation?||Talking Cafes provide a local place you can pop into, for advice and support from your local Village Agent on anything that is worrying you, or if you just want a friendly chat.||Village Agents | Talking Cafes (somersetagents.org)||01823 331222
|My child gets free school meals, where can they go in the summer school holidays for free activities and food?||Happy Healthy Holiday places are now available for children across Somerset, aged 5 to 16 years old, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals. This year’s summer programme is jam-packed with fun activities ranging from sports to crafts, music, theatre, games and more||Free school meals (somerset.gov.uk)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|I'm worried about money and in debt, who can give me some advice?||Somerset Financial Well-Being Project - Free financial well-being information to anyone who lives or works in Somerset.||Somerset Financial Well-being Project (westcountry.org.uk)||Phone us on weekdays between 10am and 1pm on 0800 304 7041 or 03300 563994|
|I'm struggling to pay my water bill, who can give me some advice?||Wessex Water schemes are for anyone that is either struggling to pay their water bill or who has fallen behind with their water bill.||Apply for Assist | Wessex Water||Phone: 0345 600 3 600
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
|I'm struggling to pay my bills (energy bills, rent, council tax) who can give me some advice?||Citizen's Advice Somerset can advise you on grants and benefits you may be entitled too||https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/budgeting/budgeting/get-help-with-bills/||Somerset Adviceline on 0808 27 87842 between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.
Clients who are deaf or hard of hearing can phone the Citizens Advice Text Relay service on 03444 111 445
Funding provided from the Department for work and Pensions