The local welfare assistance scheme for Wigan is called Local Welfare Support. The Wigan Council website states that:
If you find yourself in a crisis we will be able to provide advice and tell you about a service that can help. We do not make cash payments or pay out crisis loans. ...
We can also provide support to access basic necessities required to set up a new home. We are working with Unify Credit Union to provide support to people who may require financial assistance or be in need of help to set up a home.
For more information see the following documents, which were provided to CPAG in 2014 and which you can download from the links on the right hand side of this page:
- Guide to Local Welfare Support and
- Guide to Fuel Payments
How to apply
You can apply for support to access basic necessities required to set up a new home by contacting Unify Credit Union.