The local welfare assistance scheme for Sandwell is called Local Welfare Provision. It can provide support where: 

  • A household has insufficient resources to meet an urgent need/crisis that poses an immediate and substantial risk to their health and safety. 
  • Someone is leaving care and needs essential household items to establish themselves in the community
  • Someone needs essential household items to set up a home as part of a planned resettlement programme.

For more information see the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council website and the guidance for staff1 which you can download from the link on the right hand side of this page. The policy document is available on the website.

How to apply

Apply in person at the Housing Services Centres where a member of staff will be able to help you.

  • 1. as provided to CPAG in 2014