Local welfare support

Man packing boxes on food donations

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:

Local welfare provision (LWP) team

01484 414782


The team 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.

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