The local welfare assistance scheme for Wirral is called Local Welfare Assistance (LWA). It can provide help to meet one-off needs in the case of a disaster or emergency. For more information see the Wirral Borough Council website

The following documents that were provided to CPAG in 2014, which you can download from the links on the right hand side of this page:

  • LWA policy 
  • guidance for LWA decision makers 
  • guide to LWA awards and payments
How to apply
You can apply online. In case of difficulty, the website advises that:
Support workers can make applications on behalf of someone else. Friends and family can also help someone with an application.