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Local Welfare Provision

The council's Local Welfare Provision Scheme can provide welfare support under certain circumstances, and subject to their being sufficient budget remaining within the Scheme to enable awards to be made. 

If you are struggling financially, are vulnerable, and are unable to meet your immediate needs, you may be eligible for support if you cannot get help from anywhere else . 

  • Crisis Support may provide help with food where a local foodbank is unable to help. and fuel (only for prepayment meter customers) where you have experienced an unforeseen crisis or emergency. In a limited number of circumstances Crisis Support may also help with the cost of one set of replacement clothing
  • Community Care Support can, in certain circumstances, help towards the costs of essential furniture and white goods when moving into a new home - or by exception towards the costs of some defined essential replacement items

Please follow the links below for full details and qualifying criteria.

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