Kensington and Chelsea

The local welfare assistance scheme for London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is called Local Support Payments. It is linked to the schemes in Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.

For more information see the Kensington and Chelsea Council website which states that if

you need help because of an emergency or a crisis you may be entitled to a Local Support Payment (LSP). You may also qualify if you need help to remain or settle in the community. The payments we award are usually furniture, white goods, or store vouchers.

The scheme guide, which is dated January 2012 and is current as at July 2015, from the link on the right hand side of this page.

Although the website states that "payments are not given to you as cash", the scheme guide at paragraph 9.1 states: "In exceptional circumstances, post officer vouchers can be awarded which can be exchanged for cash."

How to apply

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