The local welfare assistance scheme for Merton is called the Local Welfare Support Scheme.

For more information see the Merton Council website, which states that the scheme: 

may be able to help vulnerable households in the borough if they are at risk to their health or safety or need help to re-settle or remain in the borough.

The page links to more information under the headings: 

  • Who can get help?
  • What support is available?
  • Alternative sources of support
  • How to apply
  • Appeals

You can download the Local Welfare Support Scheme procedure guide and the guide for decision makers from the links on the right hand side of this page.

How to apply

Apply by phone. The phone number is on the website.