Help with new benefit rules

Dear Town and Parish Councils,
The Government’s Welfare Reform changes will affect a lot of people in Cornwall, many of whom will be relying on your organisation for advice and guidance to cope. We have developed some new schemes to help people who are experiencing exceptional hardship as a result of the new reforms.

Please use the links below for more information:
Exceptional Relief and Transitional Support Fund
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=33704>
For people who receive Council Tax Support and are experiencing
difficulty paying their council tax.
More information is available in our leaflet
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=41547ea2-d12e-4bf4-92e4-2941da29a5b6&version=-1>,in our easyread leaflet
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=b0f7ac68-f49c-419a-9e64-1b8869b15ed8&version=-1>  and on our website:
www.cornwall.gov.uk/exceptionalrelief

Crisis and Care Awards

Crisis Awards

<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=33460>
For people in emergencies to help them and their families with their
immediate needs.
More information is available in our leaflet
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=6a8d3c0c-dcb0-4e6b-8f30-6ab8bc812c8b&version=-1> , our easyread leaflet
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=a8e5b6ef-143a-49eb-8600-23467e27f687&version=-1>  and on our website:
www.cornwall.gov.uk/crisisandcare

Care Awards

<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=33460>
To help vulnerable people live as independently as possible in their
community.
More information is available in our leaflet
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=6a8d3c0c-dcb0-4e6b-8f30-6ab8bc812c8b&version=-1> , our easyread leaflet
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/idoc.ashx?docid=4e73d507-c07a-4dcb-b631-c2f887ee56db&version=-1>  and on our website:
www.cornwall.gov.uk/crisisandcare
housing benefits or council tax support:
Phone: 0300 1234 121
Email: benefits@cornwall.gov.uk <mailto:benefits@cornwall.gov.uk>

More information
More information about the changes to benefits, including advice and guidance, is available on our website:
www.cornwall.gov.uk/benefits <http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/benefits>
www.cornwall.gov.uk/housingreform
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/housingreform>
www.cornwall.gov.uk/welfarereforms
<http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/welfarereforms>
We hope this information is of interest and help to you and your
communities.

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