Decision details

Eligibility Criteria for Food Provision for Affected Leeds Households Requiring Support During COVID 19

Reference: D50891

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Agreement on the eligibility criteria for food provision for affected Leeds households requiring support as a result of covid 19.
Individuals / Families will receive indefinite support packages where they:
o Have no recourse to public funds.
o Are a pensioner or vulnerable person self-isolating and can’t pay.
o Are a pensioner or vulnerable person self-isolating and can pay.
Outside of the above cohorts, anyone needing support on the basis that they cannot pay will receive up to 4 support packages. In providing this package of support (over a 3-4 week period), it will give time for clients to contact the DWP and seek additional financial assistance if required.
Options to receive direct food delivery or weekly payment of £25 to single persons and £50 to families.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Andrew Cameron, Head of Council Tax and Benefits 0113 37 88485 Email: Andrew.Cameron@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 14/05/2020

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