Local Welfare Assistance Funding: Now you see it, now you don’t

Last week, the Government opened its new consultation on the funding for Local Welfare Assistance Schemes (LWAS). Admittedly, that doesn’t sound very exciting.

But don’t be fooled – because local welfare schemes are at risk, so the outcome of this consultation could become incredibly important to people in need.

In another life, LWAS was the Social Fund. Both have provided one-off assistance to people who fall on hard times. So when your fridge breaks, and you can barely keep up … Read more