During the current Coronavirus national emergency, Welsh Government continues to highlight the support available to households affected by flooding earlier this year.
Storm Dennis caused severe flooding within several Rhondda Cynon Taf communities in February 2020 – and it has been followed closely by the ongoing Coronavirus national emergency.
Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James AM, has re-iterated Welsh Government’s continued support on this matter, and highlighted the financial and practical support that has and continues to be made available.
Housing/Risk of Homelessness
Welsh Government has recently made £10m funding available across Wales for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless – including those affected by flooding. This will help Local Authorities ensure people are in accommodation where they can follow public health guidelines around social distancing, and access the right support.
Financial help for flood victims
Financial help from Welsh Government can still be applied for. This includes an entitlement to £500 for households affected by internal flooding, with an extra £500 for those without insurance or if their insurance did not cover flood damage.
This is in addition to the Council’s own Community Flood Recovery grant of £500 for residents and £1,000 for businesses.
- If you did not check if you were entitled to Welsh Government support you can still contact the Council, which will apply on your behalf. Please call 01443 425001.
- To find out more about Welsh Government’s Flood Relief Fund, along with its Discretionary Assistance Fund, please visit www.gov.wales