Our Local Welfare Provision (LWP) scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items.

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.

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:

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