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.

Local Welfare Provision Universal Credit Statement

Fill in our simple online form.

Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need; Name, address, NI number, telephone and/or email, the date you applied for Universal Credit

Apply online

After you've applied

Please wait for 10 minutes and call Local Welfare Provision team on Phone 01484 414782