Coronavirus: £500m government boost will help district council’s support network
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A council has welcomed a £500m boost from government to support people with financial issues during the coronavirus outbreak.
South Norfolk Council has said its Help Hub will benefit from the funds and allow it to help more people in the district.
Yvonne Bendle, cabinet member for health, housing and well-being said: 'District councils are best placed to help as we are closest to our communities and understand the needs of our most vulnerable residents.
'The services offered by the Council's Help Hub have grown over the last three years and we are now helping thousands of residents. This means that we have the contacts and the expertise to help those being affected by coronavirus.'
The council said it supports people who may struggle with their finances such as those on benefits.
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In the past year the Help Hub has had more than 4,000 contacts with residents.
It links specialist workers from 27 agencies offering a 'no wrong door' service that prevents the need for referrals.
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