Crisis support funding: 2021 to 2022

Crisis support funding: 2021 to 2022

Figures shown for 2021/2022

 

Funding available for 2021/22 is £100,000
Crisis Support Number of Applications Number of Awards Amount Spent Number of Rejections
Crisis, Disaster or Emergency 594 459 £19,641 135

Universal Credit

1,807 749 £76,870 1058
COVID-19 142 75 £7,498 67
         

 

Majority of awards granted were assistance in the form of home delivery shopping, food cards, gas and electric top up vouchers, clothes vouchers and various travel packages arranged by Newcastle City Council Travel Office. Customers were given support due to waiting period of payments and incorrect awards of Universal Credit.

In addition to applications from residents who experience exceptional hardship as not receiving wages or awaiting benefits/furlough payment.

Back to work package to help those securing employment with travel, food and utility bills until their first pay is received. Typical package includes a Tyne & Wear travel pass for up to one month, a home shopping delivery and a gas and electric voucher. This helps those that may not have taken employment due to having no money available and not being able to afford to travel to work.

Further Information on the breakdown of spend

Assistance provided Cost % of Spend
Food Delivery £17,506 16.83
Food Voucher £ 0.00
Dry Store collection £ 0.00
Cash voucher or BACS payment £59,518 57.22
Gas & Electric top up voucher £26,520 25.50
Clothing Voucher £465 0.45
Travel Ticket or Travel Pass £ 0.00
Crisis Support total cost in 2021/2022 £104,009 100.00

 

Appeals/Requests for Review received in 2021/22

Number of Appeals / Review 0
Number of Successful Appeals / Review 0
Number of Unsuccessful 0
2021/2022 Number of applications Number of awards Rejections
April 2021 195 95 100
May 2021 143 67 76
June 2021 150 90 60
July 2021 139 81 58
August 2021 182 95 87
September 2021 201 119 82
October 2021 239 131 108
November 2021 291 181 110
December 2021 250 101 149
January 2022 284 95 189
February 2022 245 124 121
March 2022 224 104 120
Total 2,543 1,283 1,260
       
Awards per month for 2021/22
2021/2022 Crisis, Disaster or Emergency Universal Credit            COVID-19         Total Awards     
April 2021 9 80 6 95
May 2021 10 51 6 67
June 2021 25 59 6 90
July 2021 7 55 19 81
August 2021 37 48 10 95
September 2021 60 56 3 119
October 2021 55 65 11 131
November 2021 108 73   181
December 2021 40 61   101
January 2022 15 71 9 95
February 2022 57 64 3 124
March 2022 36 66 2 104
Total 459 749 75 1,283
2021/2022 Monthly Spend
April 2021 £10,242
May 2021 £7,687
June 2021 £8,440
July 2021 £8,644
August 2021 £8,211
September 2021 £8,570
October 2021 £10,737
November 2021 £10,038
December 2021 £7,846
January 2022 £8,415
February 2022 £7,863
March 2022 £7,315
Total £104,008