Help for Households In Halton

10 May 2023

 

Halton Borough Council now have a number of schemes that are available to help you, this is due to funding from the household support fund which has come to them via central government. These schemes will run from April 2023 until March 2024. Please check below to see if you qualify:

Free Prescription Pre-payment Certificate

Do you pay for your prescriptions?

If so, and you:

• Live in Halton
• Earn less that £26,000 per year or receive benefits

Under this scheme you will be entitled to a free pre-payment certificate, please contact them using the details at below.

Free Bus Pass

If you attend regular hospital or GP appointments, you may be entitled to a free bus pass.

To qualify you must:

• Live in Halton
• Earn less than £26,000 per year or receive benefits

The bus pass can also be used for other day to day travel purposes.

Do you regularly use essential electrical medical equipment at home?

They may be able to offer you some financial support. Requirements will vary depending on your circumstances, please contact us below.

Help to Stop Smoking

Do you want to stop smoking? Why not attend one of the stop smoking classes.

Visit: www3.halton.gov.uk/Pages/health/hit/live/ quitsmoking.aspx

or call them on 0300 029 0029.

They can now offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy products (NRT) to all, even if you would normally pay for your prescriptions.

How to apply for any of the above support – contact the Public Health Team, Halton Borough Council

• Call them on 0151 511 5200. You may be asked to leave your name and phone number and we will contact you back as soon as possible.

• E-mail them at: public.health@halton.gov.uk – please include your name, address and a contact phone number and which part of the scheme you are applying for.