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Government's £150 rebate scheme

Eligible households across Allerdale will begin to receive their £150 energy cost council tax rebate from today (Thursday 12 May). 
More than 40,000 households will receive a one-off payment, with the first batch of payments for those in council tax bands A to D who pay for their council tax via direct debit.
There are some households whose Direct Debit details have not been verified and these will follow on as soon as possible. Households who don’t pay by direct debit will receive letters containing information on how they can collect the rebate from their local post office in the coming weeks. 

Find out more about the rebate scheme.

Domestic abuse - you are not alone

If you or anyone you know are experiencing domestic abuse and feel frightened of, or controlled by, a partner, an ex-partner or family member please contact us or any of the below support services for support and advice.

If you are in any immediate danger, please contact 999.

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Allerdale Borough Council Homeless and Domestic Abuse Team 

Contact the team by:

Allerdale Borough Council Housing Team offer specialist support and advice to residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic abuse, this includes a range of support such as 1:1 support, housing advice, emergency accommodation and signposting to other support services. 

Other services available 

Cumbria Constabulary

Call 999 if a crime is occurring or 101 for a non-emergency If calling from a mobile press 55 to make yourself heard. This will transfer your call to the Police.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Free 24 hour support line, free and confidential support -  call the hotline now. .

Victim Support 

(local) Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm and 24/7.

Support Line - contact by  Telephone   or by email .


Support for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence from across the whole of the UK.  Contact by telephone.

Safety Net 

County wide service for women and men affected by domestic abuse.  Contact by telephone. .

Women Out West

Call  their telephone number, or  email the team.

Freedom Project (West Cumbria)

For women and men affected by Domestic Abuse. 

Call their telephone number, or  email the team.

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