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Local Welfare Assistance Scheme Suffolk

12 January 2021

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The Local Welfare Assistance Scheme (LWAS) in Suffolk is a local response to those who have found themselves in most severe financial hardship. This scheme is designed to ensure vulnerable people in Suffolk, who are struggling to meet essential basic needs are able to have those needs met.

Intended to be a short-term response to the current exceptional circumstances, help will be provided in the form of referrals for household items (furniture and white goods) and in exceptional circumstances, fuel vouchers for gas and electricity card/key top-ups for those in emergency supply.

For full details and the eligibility criteria: https://ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=js4dws8sUOY%3D&portalid=1

For financial advice or support with access to food, call The Suffolk Advice and Support Service on 0800 068 3131, lines open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. Get free professional advice on a range of issues that you might need some help with.

Call for advice and support on:

• your mortgage or credit cards

• rent arrears or other debts

• COVID-19 related concerns and what it means for you and/or your family

• access to food

• one off grants for things such as:

>white goods

>fuel vouchers

>other unforeseen expenses