Our Local Welfare Provision (LWP) scheme helps people in short-term crisis with food and essential items.

The scheme is funded by the council on an annual basis and once the fund has been exhausted for that financial year, there will be no further awards.

The fund is available to people who do not have alternative means of paying for what they need. The scheme intends to meet one off needs rather than ongoing expenses. It is purely discretionary and you have no automatic right to the extra help.