Last updated:

9th February 2024

Who can apply for LWP?

Who can apply?

To apply for Local Welfare Provision you must be at least 16 years old and:

  • Be a resident of Wokingham Borough, or
  • Have been housed out of the area by us, or
  • Be able to demonstrate, through a financial assessment, that they are unable to meet the costs of the emergency, or
  • Be able to demonstrate that it has not been possible to secure support from other means


  • Need essential help to become established, or to remain, in the community, or
  • Must require essential assistance with an emergency

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