Trust Funds and passported benefits

Receipt of certain benefits can give entitlement to further benefits or services, for example, eye tests, NHS Prescription costs and Healthy Start vouchers. 

Some of the passported benefits include Healthy Start vouchersWarm Home Discount Scheme, and Free School Meals.

British Gas Energy Trust helps those struggling to pay energy bills. Support includes:

  • Clearing gas or electricity debts (for British Gas and customers of other utility companies) 
  • Boiler replacement
  • The purchase of energy-efficient white goods or cookers. 

Visit their website or call 01733 421060.

United Utilities Trust Fund is available to United Utilities customers. Support is paid as a one-off grant to priority creditors, mostly to help clear water debt or to help with water charges. Visit their website or call 0300 790 6172.

NHS Healthy Start provides free weekly vouchers to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. The scheme also provides free vitamins. Visit their website or call 0345 607 6823.

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