Crisis Support Scheme Figures 2019/20
Figures shown as at 30 April 2019
|Crisis Support||Number of Applications||Number of Awards||Amount Spent||Number of Rejections|
|Crisis, Disaster or Emergency||402||335||£17,381||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 people who experienced crisis, disaster or emergency we supported the following proactive initiatives.
|Proactive Support||Number of Applications||Number of Awards||Amount Spent||Number of Rejections|
|Return to Work Package||0||0||£0.00||0|
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.
|Number of Applications||Number of Awards||Amount Spent||Number of Rejections|
|Scheme Total Cost||1052||682||£52,845||370|
Further Information on the breakdown of spend
|Items provided as part of our scheme||Cost||% of Spend|
|Food Delivery or Food Voucher||£33,658||63.69|
|Gas & Electric Top Up Voucher||£14,426||27.30|
|Travel Ticket or Travel Pass||£4,031||7.63|
Appeals/Requests for Review received in 2019/20
|Number of Appeals / Review||1|
|Number of Successful Appeals / Review||0|
|Number of Unsuccessful||1|