For information on the Barnsley Local Welfare Assistance Scheme (LWAS) see the Barnsley Council website, which states that the scheme has been set up to help people who are in financial crisis due to an emergency or other unexpected circumstances. It provides loans for essentials such as food, electricity or gas bills, or household items.

The website includes links to:

How to apply
You can apply online or by phone on 01226 787897. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.