1. Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP's) are intended to provide short-term financial assistance and are available to existing Housing Benefit claimants or those receiving the housing cost element of Universal Credit.

Discretionary Housing Payments are based on individual circumstances and you will need to complete a DHP application form and provide as much information as possible to support your claim.

When we receive your application, we will write to you again if we need more information.

Please see the council's DHP policy for full details about this scheme.