From CAB to DWP, there are agencies out there to help during times of need.
Local Welfare Assistance (LWA) could help you in limited cases if you or your family are in severe financial hardship, especially if there is a risk to health or safety.
The fund does not give out cash payments, but may provide:
We may be able to help you if you:
If you have any questions regarding delays in your benefit payments you will need to contact your local DWP office, who may be able to grant you a short term benefit advance.
For full eligibility criteria read the our Local welfare policy and qualifying criteria.
If you have a health condition or disability that prevents you from using the internet you can get in person support at the address below.
We'll be able to support you to make an application online Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm.
We may also need to see other evidence including bank statements or your tenancy agreement depending on what help you are asking for.
We'll assess your application to see if you are eligible for assistance, we may have to contact you by telephone for further information.
Please ensure you provide a contact telephone number and email address.
Revenues and Benefits Service
Telephone: 01582 510332
Telephone: 0800 456 1673