Crisis Support Scheme Figures 2019/20

Figures shown as at 30 April 2019

 

Funding available for 2019/20 is £100,00
Crisis Support Number of Applications Number of Awards Amount Spent Number of Rejections
Crisis, Disaster or Emergency 402 335 £17,381 67

Universal Credit

650 347 £35,464 303

 

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.

 

Crisis Support Total Cost 2019/20
  Number of Applications Number of Awards Amount Spent Number of Rejections
Crisis Support 1052 682 £52,845 370
Proactive Support 0 0 £0.00 0
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
Clothing Voucher £730 1.38
Travel Ticket or Travel Pass £4,031 7.63
Total Cost £52,845 100.00

 

Appeals/Requests for Review received in 2019/20

Number of Appeals / Review 1
Number of Successful Appeals / Review 0
Number of Unsuccessful 1

 

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