The Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme helps the most vulnerable residents at time of unavoidable crisis.
It provides basic and essential help for food and energy. This is provided either in emergency food parcels or with credit for energy. It is not a cash benefit.
The scheme also provides help to those whose needs are more long term, who are vulnerable through an ongoing set of circumstances rather than an immediate crisis. This includes people that are care leavers, victims of domestic violence, former armed forces personnel, or those resettling in a community after a custodial term. Help might take the form of help in furnishing accommodation with basic furniture and appliances.
The Local Welfare Scheme will also signpost customers in the direction of other agencies and organisations who can offer help and support.
The telephone contact number is 0800 408 1448 or 01926 359182. Applications can be made by yourself of the customer. When calling, please make reference to the eligibility for free school meals and explain how the customer is struggling financially.
For further information please contact Leanne Silverwood on 01926 359182