We will be making an announcement this week about the new West Berkshire COVID Winter Grant Scheme. In this scheme we will be using our recently allocated government funds to provide support for food, energy and other essential items to residents in need due to the pandemic. The actual delivery framework will be going live next week.
A reminder for those who may be in need of support to never share their personal information on public forums, as this puts them at risk to scammers.
Separately, but staying on the subject of fraud, in the immediate run up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas 2020, the National Cyber Security Centre, Action Fraud and the Thames Valley Police have launched their own mini campaigns to help provide guidance for shopping securely online.