A range of Extra Support and Measures (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) are being put in place by the UK Government to help workers, benefit claimants and businesses affected by coronavirus.
People affected who are resident in the Western Isles area and who require additional information or support surrounding DWP benefit entitlement can contact Stornoway Jobcentreplus on 01851 743663 / 743664.
Support is also available from the Comhairle for people who may be struggling to pay their council tax. If someone is on a low income and has capital less than £16,000 they could be eligible for Council Tax Reduction. Applications can be made using the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Claim Form (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) or by telephoning the Benefits team on 01851 622642 to request a form.