Financial hardship

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Financial help is available if you are worried about the impact of Coronavirus. Find out what options are available to you, including information about benefits and the Self-Isoaltion Support Payment scheme.

If you are on a low income and are unable to work because you have been told by NHS Test and Trace that you have to self-isolate, or you are the parent or guardian of children who have been told to self-isolate by their school or childcare setting you may be eligible for a lump sum payment of £500 as part of the Government’s Test and Trace Support Payment scheme.
Debt can significantly affect your quality of life, however there are many agencies that can help provide long term solutions to debt and help you manage your finances.
Breathing Space is a new scheme that gives applicants time to take steps towards managing their debt.

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000