Local welfare assistance: NEW postcode look-up tool for advisers and claimants

14 May 2014

CPAG has developed a new postcode look-up tool which will match your client to the local welfare assistance scheme which can help them.

Our new web-based service provides a comprehensive one-stop resource for anyone in a crisis or emergency, in need of help from one of the 160-plus local schemes that replaced the community care grants and crisis loans in April 2013.

Entering your postcode will take you to a dedicated page for your local scheme, with all the information that claimants and advisers need to make a successful application and challenge negative decisions.

More information on individual schemes, short term benefit advances and the campaign to safeguard funding for local welfare assistance will be added in the coming months.

 If you work with vulnerable people facing a crisis and need accessible accurate information on the help available to your clients, this free service is for you.