Bath and North East Somerset

The local welfare assistance scheme for Bath and North East Somerset is called the Welfare Support Scheme. For more information see the Bath and North East Somerset Council website, which states that:

This scheme is designed to help local residents who are in extreme financial difficulties if they cannot afford to pay for essential daily living needs, household items, or in some cases Council Tax. This is a non-cash scheme.

How to apply

You can apply by email, phone or text message.  The details are on the website.

You can download the scheme guidance notes that the Council sent to CPAG in August 2014 from the link on the right of this page.