Crisis support funding: 2022 to 2023

Crisis support funding: 2022 to 2023

Figures shown for 2022/2023

 

Funding available for 2022/23 is £100,000
Crisis Support Number of Applications Number of Awards Amount Spent Number of Rejections
Crisis, Disaster or Emergency 615 283 £18,843 392

Universal Credit

130 66 £4,833 4
COVID-19 3 0 £0.00 3
Total 748 349 £23,676 399

 

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 £806 3.40
Cash voucher or BACS payment £16,490 69.65
Gas & Electric top up voucher £5,920 25.00
Clothing Voucher £75 0.32
Travel Ticket or Travel Pass £385 1.63
Crisis Support total cost in 2022/2023 £23,676 100.00
     

 

Appeals/Requests for Review received in 2022/23

Number of Appeals / Review 2
Number of Successful Appeals / Review 2
Number of Unsuccessful 0
2022 / 2023 Number of applications Number of awards Number of rejections
April 2022 205 75 130
May 2022 187 80 107
June 2022 201 100 101
July 2022 155 94 61

Awards 2022 / 2023 per month

2022 / 2023 Crisis, Disaster or Emergency Universal Credit COVID-19 Total
April 2022 50 25   75
May 56 24   80
June 2022 88 12   100
July 2022 89 5   94
2022/2023 Monthly Spend
April 2022 £5,560
May 2022 £5,482
June 2022 £6,711
July 2022 £5,923
Total £23,676
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