- Housing Benefit
- Benefit calculator
- Universal Credit
- Discretionary Housing Payments
- Challenge a benefit decision
- Benefit fraud
- Education benefits
- Claiming benefits if you're self-employed
- Benefits support and advice
- How your benefit could be reduced
- Benefits forms and leaflets
- Report a change in circumstances
- Winter grants scheme
Local Crisis Support
A crisis is
- an urgent need as a consequence of an emergency, disaster, unforeseen circumstance
- a pressing need that is different from the pressures generally associated with managing on a low income
- where a household has insufficient resources to meet an urgent need that poses an immediate and large risk to their health and safety.
The health and wellbeing of our residents is our main priority and people should feel reassured we are working closely with Government and health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus within our communities.
Our Coronavirus pages detail a range of guidance to help you during this pandemic.
Should you find yourself in an emergency situation as detailed above and require further help or assistance because you don't have the support to get essential items during this pandemic, you can request help using our online form.. This will give us more detailed information so we can help provide you with the support you need.
As part of any support, the Council may use any information contained in any request you make to see if you are eligible for any other types of help the council can offer, and may make an award to you or contact you about this. You may also be contacted be a welfare adviser from the council or Citizens Advice. If you so not want us to do either of these things, please say so when you apply.