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Freedom of Information Request

FOI in relation to the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme (LWAS)

Received: 23 October 2019

1a) Do you currently run a Local Welfare Assistance Scheme (LWAS)? This is the scheme ' or schemes ' introduced following the abolition of Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses from 1 April 2013*

Yes No

1b) If yes, what is the name or names of your scheme?

1c) If yes, what is your LWAS budget for the financial year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020:

1d) What is your prospective LWAS budget for the financial year 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021:

* If you use the funding that would previously have been spent on LWAS in a different way, e.g. you use it to fund advice services etc. please use this space to summarise this approach and answer other questions as appropriate.
2. What was your annual expenditure on Local Welfare Assistance in:

1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

3. How many local welfare assistance applications have you received, and by how many individual applicants (regardless of outcome):

Number of applications Number of separate individuals
1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

4. How many awards and/or loans were granted in:

Number of awards Number of separate individuals applying
1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

5a. Have you reviewed your Local Welfare Assistance Policy in the last 6 years?

Yes No

5b. If no, do you have plans to do so?

Yes No

5c. If yes, please provide the date of when the review will take place:

5d. If no, please provide the reason why there are no plans to review:

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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