If you have an emergency that means you have no way of getting basic essentials, you may be able to get help from the Local Assistance Scheme.

The Local Assistance Scheme does not provide cash or loans, but it can help you to get basic essentials. For example:

  • Food for yourself and other members of your household
  • Essential items of furniture and bedding
  • Basic equipment for cooking and heating
  • Fuel to cook with or to heat essential rooms
  • Help to make an essential journey that was not expected