Published 18th July 2022 by

If you are in financial hardship and struggling to pay your living costs, the Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) may be able to help you.

The Norfolk County Council scheme offers emergency financial help, such as food vouchers, and help with fuel or utilities, or with rent arrears. Norfolk Assistance Scheme can also provide essential household goods and furniture, along with giving support, guidance and advice about other support organisations that are available.

NAS has two categories of support. One for individuals of working age and one for individuals aged 65 and over. NAS is working in partnership with the Age UK Norfolk and Age UK Norwich for support aimed at the over 65s.

You can apply for support online via

If you are of working-age and do not have access to the internet, call 0344 800 8020.

If you are aged 65 and over and with no access to the internet, call Your Norfolk Advice Line on 0333 996 8333.