The local welfare assistance scheme for Manchester is called the Manchester City Welfare Provision Scheme. For more information see the Manchester City Council website.

It can provide:

  • help in a disaster or emergency, including in some circumstances, help towards fuel, food and other living expenses
  • help to some vulnerable people to set up a new home by the provision of goods and furniture
  • practical support to enable independent living in the community

For more information see the Scheme Policy Document and follow the links below for details of each type of payment:

How to apply

You can only apply online: follow the links above for each type of payment to apply online and to see a list of places where you can use computers free of charge to apply online.