Local welfare assistance schemes

A local welfare assistance scheme can help you if you are in urgent need following an emergency or unforeseen event and have no other source of help. The schemes are run by local councils and they vary. You may be able to get vouchers to pay for food, fuel or clothing or bigger basic living items such as beds, cookers and fridges. You can’t usually get cash.

Please use the postcode search at Advice Local to find out whether your local council runs a local welfare assistance scheme.  If it does run a scheme then Advice Local will show you the contact details.