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Residents can turn to ELAS scheme after Furlough ends

Residents across Sefton who find themselves in financial difficulty following the end of the Government’s furlough scheme may be able to seek support from Sefton Council.

The local authority’s Emergency Limited Assistance Scheme (ELAS) is available to support local residents who are experiencing severe hardship, a disaster or emergency.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “We understand that when this scheme comes to an end there will be a number of people who will feel directly impacted and in need of temporary support.

“If you need urgent help with the costs of food, winter coats, gas, electricity or emergency travel and do not have money to get them we may be able to help through ELAS.

“We may also be able to assist If you need essential domestic appliances because you are setting up home, moving from care, have suffered a disaster or have had to move due to violence or fear of violence.”

To find out more about ELAS or to apply visit https://www.sefton.gov.uk/advice-benefits/emergency-limited-assistance-scheme.