Lambeth announces package of measures to help residents struggling with cost-of-living crisis

Myatt’s Fields residents in the grip of the Tories’ cost-of-living crisis are being offered help to make ends meet by Labour-controlled Lambeth council.

In line with Labour’s manifesto promise during last month’s local elections, the package will offer extra financial help for those residents caught in the grip of the emergency by funding free school meals during the school holidays for families on low incomes, and direct payments to thousands of residents who are struggling to pay their bills.

Funding will be available to those who need it most in the borough at a time when many people in our communities are struggling with rising household bills by offering:

  • A targeted £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate for those on Council Tax Support not living in Band A-D properties
  • £100 Additional support for low-income pensioner households
  • £50 Additional support for low-income households (non-pensioners)
  • £20 per child per week additional support for households with children, during the school holidays

Myatt’s Fields councillors Annie Gallop and Paul Gadsby said:

“Many of our residents are already struggling to pay for basic needs like food and fuel; we can’t and won’t stand by and allow this crisis to let rip across the borough while the Tories in Westminster stumble from one scandal to the next.

“This package of support will help the people in our communities who are suffering the most. It is part of our commitment as Lambeth Labour to do everything we can to shield everyone, particularly our most vulnerable, from the worst effects of this crisis.

“At the elections last month we made a manifesto commitment to take whatever action we can to help our residents at this difficult time. Now it’s time for us to deliver on that promise.”

Details of the scheme can be found here.

Cllr David Amos, Cabinet Member for Finance, talks about the new package here.