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There are people in crisis in Surrey

Published: 23 April 2018

The Local Assistance Team are here to help

Sometimes people young and old through no fault of their own find themselves in crisis. Whether they are fleeing from domestic violence, left with no money due to benefits complications or find themselves homeless.

Surrey County Council's Local Assistance Scheme is there to help. Emergency grants for food and travel, supplying essential goods for setting up a new home like a child's bed are just some of the things 3,500 Surrey residents applied for last year or it could be as simple as a bus fare to make sure someone can still get into work or get their children to school or help to top up their gas or electricity meter. Or just a case of pointing people in the right direction for the most appropriate support.

The award winning scheme was set up five years ago in response to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 to provide support for Surrey's most vulnerable residents. The team work closely with Surrey's Citizens' Advice and the Department for Work and Pensions.

If you find yourself in need and have nowhere else to turn, Surrey County Council's Local Assistance Scheme may be able to help you. Visit the Local Assistance Scheme website for more information.

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