The Local Welfare Assistance Scheme (LWAS) helps those experiencing financial hardship, whereby local organisations across Suffolk can submit an application for support, on behalf of an individual or family. The LWAS can help with household furniture and white goods, fuel vouchers (electricity and gas top-ups), supermarket vouchers, and contributions towards increasing costs during the winter months.
Applications on your behalf can be made by our trusted gateway partner organisations only. Members of the public that wish to apply for this support should contact a gateway partner, who will assess your circumstances and submit an application for you (you cannot directly refer yourself). To find a gateway partner in your area who can support you with an application, such as CAB, district and borough councils, health services, voluntary organisations, please see the full list of our trusted partners.
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