If you have an emergency that means you have no way of getting basic essentials, you may be able to get help
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:
The scheme can be accessed through local branches of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on behalf of Somerset County Council. If you think the scheme might be able to help you, you should contact your local advice bureau.
You will be asked to describe the things you need help with, how you have come to need help, and to provide some evidence that you live in Somerset.
When you visit the advice bureau you must bring proof of your identity, proof of your address, and proof of your income (benefits and other) before an award can be granted. You must also meet the following conditions:
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