Help in Emergencies for Local People (HELP)

The HELP scheme is a discretionary scheme offering local welfare assistance including:

support for exceptional needs
limited payments for emergency funding in a crisis or;
to help people moving out of care
Any awards which are made are conditional. With you accepting any support from us that we consider you need. All awards are subject to a means test, which means we will look at your income and expenditure. This includes income that is available to you, including income we usually ignore when looking at your claim for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction.

Benefits advice and assessment
Financial advice and support
Helping with money
Information and advice