Free school meals are available to children whose parents/guardians are in receipt of certain benefits.
Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has launched a new online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves.
People who are facing financial hardship could be eligible for a free grant from the British Gas Energy Trust. This is a charitable trust covering England, Scotland and Wales that provides free grants to clear gas and electric debts and more. The trust is open to everyone, regardless of who their energy supplier is. More details are available on the British Gas Energy Trust website.