Tameside Resettlement Scheme and Household Support Fund


Tameside Resettlement Scheme

Who can apply?

Tameside people aged 16+ who are on a low income and who need help to move out of an institutional (hospital, prison, hostel) or an unsettled way of life, including homelessness and who without the help would suffer serious harm to themselves and / or their family. It can also assist households who are experiencing exceptional pressure or exceptional hardship. 

Help available from the Tameside Resettlement Scheme

The Tameside Resettlement Scheme can provide the following types of help:

  • Household items: TRS will provide essential household items for people who are leaving hospital, or a care setting, temporary housing or prison, and who have no means of buying the items. Items may also be provided for people who are experiencing exceptional pressure, such as family breakdown, a sudden onset of a chronic illness or fleeing domestic abuse. 
  • TRS will only provide items once in a 24 month period, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • The items will be provided, delivered and installed by Furniture Resource Centre .
  • Other support: such as a contribution to rent in advance or removal costs may be provided to households in the above circumstances. Any support will be paid direct to the landlord or the removal company, no money will be paid to the applicant.

For more information about the Tameside Resettlement Scheme please visit: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/Benefits/Tameside-Resettlement-Scheme

Household Support Fund

Who can apply?

The new Household Support Fund will support vulnerable households, on a low income in Tameside through small grants to meet daily needs such food, utilities and household appliances. This new fund will run over winter and those in need of support should complete the online application form to request assistance.

Help available from the Household Support Fund

Support requests can be made to the below categories:

  • Food: Assistance can be provided to eligible applicants to purchase food limited to £25 per person in each household

  • Energy & Water:  Support can be provided for gas, electric and water bills - these payments are capped at £100 per household and only one payment can be awarded per household from this scheme.  For payments requested to be made directly a recent copy of your bank statement will be required to demonstrate you do not have sufficient funds.

  • Essentials linked to energy & water:  Assistance can be provided to eligible applicants limited to £50 per person in each household.  This can be requested to provide support with essentials linked to energy & water including, but not limited to, sanitary products, warm clothing, blankets & essential household equipment (where this cannot be sourced through other provision). 

Applications are assessed on a case-by- case basis - to see if you are eligible for support please visit: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/CouncilTaxAndBenefits/Benefits/Tameside-Resettlement-Scheme/Household-Support-Fund

In some cases additional information may be requested e.g. proof of income, before an application can be processed. 

Grant amount: Various

Application process: One of the assessment team will contact you by phone or email regarding your application within 7 days (our offices are open Monday-Friday) of receiving your application.
Once your application has been processed we are unable to make any changes to the items awarded, or add any additional items to your request.
Only one application can be processed per household within the agreed timeframes detailed above.

Applications can be made on the Councils website.

Deadline: Not specified

Contact information: Email trs@tameside.gov.uk

Website address: www.tameside.gov.uk

Not specified
Funding Theme: 
Health and Wellbeing