Local Support Payments

 

Payments are not given as cash, goods are ordered from our current supplier, we can consider white goods and some furniture items. 

We can also consider store vouchers for food, please note there is no automatic entitlement, we are a discretionary scheme and base our decision on every individual case.   

You can only claim for a Local Support Payment if you:

  • Are claiming a qualifying benefit*, or about to claim one because you are leaving care or an institution such as hospital or prison

  • Live in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster, or have been housed elsewhere by one of these boroughs, by Temporary Accommodation.

  • Do not have too much in savings and have had an event or crisis. As a rule, we can only consider two awards/crisis events in any 12 months.

For more info visit: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/benefits-provided-council/local-support-payments