The Covid crisis has placed a strain on the family budget for people who have been furloughed or lost their jobs. The biggest expense for most people is the weekly shop and, whilst corners can be cut, it’s an unavoidable outlay. The charity sector has stepped in to help people cope.
If someone is pregnant or has a child under 4 and they are getting benefits, they may be able to get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods and vitamins.
A range of extra support and measures will be in place to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus.