This is money that people could access when experiencing hardship or require household items in an emergency.
Owing to the uptake the City has reduced this budget and it will soon come to a close.
Interestingly enough this in my view should be the first port of call for help as it is public funds, however this quote has been taken from the website:
"Who is eligible for LWP?
To be eligible, you must:
- Be resident in Birmingham
- Be aged 16 or over
- Not be a person subject to immigration control or have no recourse to public funds
- Be without sufficient resources to meet your/your family’s immediate short-term needs
- Have demonstrated the need cannot be me by another source
Demonstrating the need
LWP will only be able to help when all other sources of help have been exhausted. When you make an application for LWP you will need to show that you are unable to get support from any other source. You will need to state what help you have asked for and from where before continuing with your application. Additionally, the application form may direct you to specific sources of help. You will be expected to explore this source before continuing with your application. This may mean asking for help directly from other agencies or other parts of the council."
It would be intersted to find out whether they mean foodbanks for examples in their list of exhausting alternatives.
It's simple use this fund or lose all of it.
For further information click here
To apply click here
28th March 2015