he Windsor and Maidenhead council partners with not-for-profits, Citizens Advice, food banks, and other agencies to help families on a low income as well as people in a crisis. The main scheme is local welfare provision, which can give the poor, vulnerable, and those living on government benefits support. The aim is to provide emergency grants for paying some bills (heating, food, or transportation) along with free items, including food or white goods.
Free help Windsor and Maidenhead welfare
Windsor and Maidenhead borough local welfare is to help families continue to live or resettle into the area and it also aims to help the vulnerable. There is also financial help for residents with a threat around healthy. This is what most of the free items are used for. There may be free furniture, white goods, kitchen supplies, heaters, boilers, and other goods given. Since the welfare scheme provides free items, this will allow the resident to use their savings and income for paying for other expenses they have. The money they have can help pay for their rent, fuel bills, food, clothes or other needs.
Free parcels of food are also available in Windsor and Maidenhead. The council can give a voucher to a local Trussell Trust food bank. They give out emergency parcels. There will be up to 3 days of groceries passed out, and there are deliveries to older people as well as anyone with a disability.
The council will give a voucher to the Trussell Trust foodbank. The centre is run by volunteers, who pack the groceries and pass out supplies to the needy. The parcel of free food may have tinned meats, veggies, milk, cheese, eggs, UHT milk, rice, pasta, cereal, juice, and many more items.
Free personal budgeting support is also offered from the Windsor and Maidenhead welfare scheme. This will help the family can control of any debt arrears they have. It provides free advice and support on council tax, payday loans, credit card debts and more.
Many people do not know how to manage their money. This is the case if they are wealthy or low income/poor. The Windsor and Maidenhead citizens advice bureau (4 Marlow Rd, Maidenhead SL6 7YR, (phone 344 411 1444) ) as well as council and national series all provide free assistance with debts. They will help the family create a budget, assist with employment needs, and focus on income too. It is all personal budgeting help.
Welfare scheme financial help
The central government pays for welfare, and they give the Windsor and Maidenhead council some funding each year. Once the money runs out it is gone. The Windsor and Maidenhead borough local welfare scheme is first come and served.
In order to get financial help, the applicants needs to be on a low income and have zero savings. They also need to be on entitlements. This can be the child tax credit, job seekers, Universal Credit, severe disablement allowance, or any of the other 20 or so in the UK.
All funds from welfare are at the discretion of the council. But applications can be approved in one day. There will also not be cash given out, but rather pre-paid cards and other forms of support. Or there may be pre-paid cards given out that could top up an electric meter for paying fuel bills.
The card will be loaded up to the amount of the grant award from the welfare scheme in Windsor and Maidenhead. The card can only be used to help pay the bills that have been approved, whether fuel, rent, transportation, or something else. It is often combined with rent help from the discretionary housing payments for those tenants on a housing benefit.
If the need is housing, including someone who was homeless in Windsor and Maidenhead or that is in rent arrears, then the council bond scheme may be used. This allows a loan or bond guarantee to help the tenant pay a damage deposit. A tenancy agreement must be signed, and the flat/home needs to be inspected by the council. But the scheme can help with housing costs too.
To apply for the welfare provision, the address is Client Finance Team – Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Local Welfare Provision, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF. Send an Email to: [email protected]