The Blackpool Discretionary Support Scheme provides 2 kinds of award:

  • Short term emergency support
  • Help to become established or maintain independence in the community

For more information see the Blackpool Borough Council websitethe guide to the Discretionary Support Scheme and the documents1 which you can download from the links on the right hand side of this page:

  • Frequently Asked Questions 
  • decision making flow charts
How to apply

You can apply online. While the form states that there is no face to face service, the website gives details of agencies that may be able to support you to apply and a phone number for the social services emergency duty team in case "there is a real risk to health or safety". 

  • 1. provided to CPAG in 2014