Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
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