The local welfare assistance scheme for Doncaster is called the Local Assistance Scheme. It can help:

  • in an emergency
  • in a disaster
  • where there is serious risk to the person or their families’ health and safety
  • people returning to the community after being in care
  • people to stay in their own home rather than going into care
  • those leaving prison/young offender establishment
  • with easing exceptional pressure
  • pay for certain travel expenses, such as visiting someone who is ill or going to a family funeral
How to apply

You can apply online or by phone. The phone number is on the website.

For more information 

For more information see the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council website and the following documents,1 which you can download from the links on the right hand side of this page:

  • a decision making flowchart
  • a summary of the scheme
  • a list of the maximum amounts that can be awarded for various items
  • 1. as provided to CPAG in 2014