Daily living costs
Help is provided where the applicant has insufficient funds to afford essential items due to a reduction in their income or an interruption in their regular income, which includes:
- nappies for children aged 3 years and under
- travel costs (for example, to pre-booked hospital appointments, place of employment).
- Rent in advance where the applicant is leaving residential/institutional care or has been accepted as homeless by East Riding of Yorkshire Council housing department and placed in Band 1-5
- Removal costs where the applicant is moving within the East Riding area and falls into one of the eligible groups for household items.
Assistance is available to help vulnerable applicants live as independent a life as possible in the community. It is intended to complement but not replace the council’s duties and responsibilities for community care, or support provided by other Government or voluntary agencies.
Assistance can be granted where the applicant is:
- leaving residential/institutional care or supported accommodation to live independently
- resettling in the community following a period of homelessness
- resettling in new accommodation due to domestic violence
- at risk of entering an institution or care home in which they will receive care
- moving to provide care for a person leaving residential care or at risk of entering residential care.
For applications under the Insufficient Earned Income criteria, awards can be made for food of £10 per household member and Council Tax up to a maximum of £150 based on size of household. The applicant or their partner must be the main bill payer at the address. Assistance with Council Tax is only available to households who have fallen into arrears since 1 April 2022. Any assistance awarded with council tax will be deducted directly from your account balance for 2022/23.