Discretionary Awards are under review

The Discretionary Awards scheme is currently under review. We'll update our webpages if there are any changes.

Financial support in a crisis

1. Help paying rent and Council Tax

Stockport Homes customers

If you're a Stockport Homes customer and need support, you can contact your Housing Office or Support Worker, or visit the Stockport Homes website for more advice and guidance.

If you're a Stockport resident, you can apply for:

  • help paying your rent
  • help paying your Council Tax

If you're struggling to afford food, pay bills, or if you need basic items for your home, you can get help and advice from the Cost of Living Hub.

Help paying your rent

To check if you're eligible for help with rent, we’ll look at the difference between your rent and your Housing Benefit, or Housing Element award.

Find out more about getting support with your rent.

Help paying your Council Tax

To check if you're eligible for help with Council Tax, we’ll look at whether you've been affected by some aspect of Stockport’s Local Council Tax Support scheme.

If this has reduced your award or stopped you from qualifying, you may be eligible.

Find out more about getting support with your Council Tax.