Local Support Hub

Test & Trace Support Payments

If you have been told by the NHS to self-isolate, either because you have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period.
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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

Central Government has given Maidstone Borough Council funding under the Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies, to support people who are struggling to afford essentials items due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19. This scheme is temporary.
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Home essentials in a crisis

Kent Support and Assistance Service (KSAS) may be able to help you if you are having serious difficulties managing your income due to a crisis or if you are facing exceptional pressures because of an emergency.
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Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payments

A Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment is a one off payment to help support people on low income who are unable to work and will suffer exceptional financial hardship because they are legally required to self isolate.
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The Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.
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