Our Local Welfare Provision (LWP) scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items. Entitlement for help is based on a person or family's circumstances at the time and is at our discretion.

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)

You may be eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). They give short-term help with rent for people experiencing severe financial hardship.

We can help you with:

  • food parcels
  • gas and electricity vouchers for pre-paid meters
  • welfare benefits advice
  • debt advice
  • budgeting advice
  • employment advice
  • housing advice
  • school uniform support (free recycled school uniforms are also available from the Uniform Exchange

We can advise you about:

Apply for a Local Welfare Provision grant

Fill in our simple online form.

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Paperclip To complete this form you will need to provide a recent bank statement to support your application. This should show your name, address, account details and balance.

Apply online

Contact us

Get in touch if you or your family are in immediate need or hardship.

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