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Local Assistance Scheme Consultation

This scheme will start in April 2013 after the abolition of the Social Fund by the Department of Works and Pensions.  It will apply to Island residents who are in genuine hardship (which cannot be met through other means) so that they are able to access support they need, financial or otherwise, quickly and effectively.  The council is seeking views on their draft Local Assistance Scheme (LAS) pilot to be introduced initially for one year from 1 April 2013. To read the draft LAS policy click here

To leave your comments regarding the Local Assistance Scheme policy please do this by emailing us using the send a message tab above or alternatively by writing to us at:

LAS Consultation,
Isle of Wight Council Offices,
PO36 9EA

If you would  like a paper copy of the draft Local Assistance Scheme policy you can request this by phone or by writing to us, please find our contact details by using the ‘Contact Information’ tab above.