Local Authorities M-P

Click on a local authority name to look up the local welfare assistance scheme for that council area. In many parts of England (outside London) there are two tiers of local authority: ‘district’ or ‘borough’ councils are at the base and they are usually grouped together into a shire county at the top. In two-tier areas, local welfare assistance schemes are managed by the upper-tier or county-level authority. Names in italics mean that the council is an English county-level authority. 

Local authorities in Wales are not listed because Wales operates a single national scheme called the Discretionary Assistance Fund - see www.cpag.org.uk/lwas/wales.

If you live in Scotland, look for the link to your local council in the alphabetical list and see also www.cpag.org.uk/lwas/scottish-welfare-fund.

Maidstone
Maldon
Malvern Hills
Manchester
Mansfield
Medway
Melton
Mendip
Merton London Borough Council
Mid Devon
Mid Suffolk
Mid Sussex
Middlesbrough
Midlothian
Milton Keynes
Mole Valley
Moray
New Forest
Newark and Sherwood
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Newham London Borough Council
Norfolk
North Ayrshire
North Devon
North Dorset
North East Derbyshire
North East Lincolnshire
North Hertfordshire
North Kesteven
North Lanarkshire
North Lincolnshire
North Norfolk
North Somerset
North Tyneside
North Warwickshire
North West Leicestershire
North Yorkshire
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Norwich
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth
Oadby and Wigston
Oldham
Orkney Islands
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Pendle
Perth and Kinross
Peterborough
Plymouth
Poole
Portsmouth
Preston
Purbeck