Financial support

Discretionary Local Crisis Payment (DLCP)

This payment varies in its amount but is available in times of crisis to:

  • help those with exceptional financial pressures on households
  • help when someone may be at serious risk
  • help households following a stay in institutional or residential care and
  • help households remain in the community instead of entering institutional or residential care

 Below are some examples of where we may be able to help with a DLCP payment:

  • Household facing exceptional stress i.e. family/marital breakdown,
  • Household facing exceptional pressure i.e. partner or child with a disability,
  • Households needing help with second hand refurbished white goods; or
  • Households with unexpected expenses i.e. food costs will be referred to our local foodbank.


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