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
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.