I understand that these are very uncertain times, please refer to the below information as it might be helpful to you and your family.

Community Welfare Support 

Wigan Council are providing as many updates as possible through the Wigan Council website, and you can find things like the latest updates and advice on Covid-19 and any suspended services here (https://www.wigan.gov.uk/index.aspx)

We know that a number of individuals, families and businesses will be affected by Covid-19 and may mean they start to struggle financially. More information on the support available can be found here (https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Benefit-Grants.aspx). Which includes information on areas such as:

• Support with council tax reduction, discount and exemption• Housing benefit support

• Eligibility for universal credit

• Applying for free school meals

• Business rate relief

New webpages are being written and made live to support residents, tenants and businesses providing advice, support and signposting to support services. And we will continue to update you as these become available.

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