Emergency Assistance Grants from Citizens Advice Medway30-Nov-2020
Local organisation Citizens Advice Medway are currently responding to enquiries and requests from residents in financial crisis caused by the Coronavirus
pandemic who are struggling to afford food and other essential items.
Citizens Advice Medway (CAM) has been awarded a payment through the UK Government’s Emergency Assistance Grant, and is now able to offer assistance to people who qualify, by providing them with food and other essential items during the pandemic.
The Emergency Assistance Grant applies to:
- Low income individuals/families struggling to afford food and other essential items due to crisis
- People fleeing domestic violence
- People leaving institutional or residential care (prison leavers)
- People returning from hospital or nursing care
- Homeless people or people moving from temporary accommodation
- Applicants with no recourse to public funds, regardless of immigration status, if there is genuine need for example a serious health problem or a risk to a child’s wellbeing
CAM has been asked to manage the grant on behalf of The Local Authorities as part of their existing arrangement through the Local Welfare Provision service, allowing them to provide an independent and impartial information service, as well as advice and guidance on a range of issues such as housing and benefits; which in turn is designed to support people to solve their welfare issues.
Are you in contact with people in crisis?
CAM are encouraging all services and providers who are in contact with people in crisis, and are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to the outbreak of the virus, to signpost these people to them as the funding will end on 31st March 2021.
To refer clients you can call Citizens Advice Medway on 01634 383760, you can ‘signpost them’ directly to Citizens Advice webpage, or you can email Citizens Advice Medway at ‘Info@medwayadvice.org.uk’.