Freedom of information response

Local Welfare Assistance Scheme

Publication date: 
Friday 31 January 2020
Request: 

1. Does your authority still maintain a Local Welfare Assistance scheme?

If yes, for the last 12 months for which figures are available please answer the following questions;

a. What proportion of applications were from female headed BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds?

b. What proportion of applications were made by women?

c. What proportion of applications were made by lone parents? 

d. What proportion of applicants were from BME backgrounds? 

e. What proportion of applicants from each group were made an award of any kind under the scheme? 

2. If no, which was the last 12 month period for which your scheme operated? For that last period please provide the following information; 

a. What proportion of applications were from female headed BME backgrounds?

b. What proportion of applications were made by women?

c. What proportion of applications were made by lone parents? 

d. What proportion of applicants were from BME backgrounds? 

e. What proportion of applicants from each group were made an award of any kind under the scheme? 

3. In your area, what proportion of residents are from female headed BME backgrounds?

Response: 

1. Yes

a. Information not held

b. Information not held

c. In the period 01/01/2019-31/12/2019 = 375, of which 267 were awarded

e. Information not held

f. Information not held

a. N/A

b. N/A

c. N/A 

d. N/A

e. N/A

3. Information not held

Please note it is not compulsory for people to complete diversity questionnaires, therefore we don’t hold statistics on the other questions.

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Request reference:
FOI 9691