If you are in immediate need which will mean serious damage or risk to the health or safety of you or a member of your family, please contact the local welfare provision (LWP) team:

We run a non-cash scheme, which provides support like:

  • food parcels
  • furniture and white goods through referrals to credit unions
  • relevant advice to alleviate longer term problems (e.g debt advice, budgeting awareness)

Eligibility for help is discretionary and is based on an individual's circumstances at the time.

There is a limit on the number of times a person may apply for help.

This has replaced the Social Fund, Community Care Grant and Crisis Loan schemes.