The local welfare assistance scheme for Rotherham is called the Crisis Loan Service. The Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council website states that:

The Council has introduced a Crisis Loan Service. Laser Credit Union will deliver this from 1 April 2015. The scheme will provide interest free loans of up to £120 for people who are in urgent need, under pressure, or who need support to remain or settle in the community.

The Crisis Loan Service replaces a previous scheme, the Fund for Change, which closed in March 2015.

How to apply

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