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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Discretionary Assistance Fund by Local authority - Monthly data (April 2023 Onwards)
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Isle of Anglesey341266339290261301340276326501330386
Blaenau Gwent821672689615542648745697678978718952
Bridgend9487799188227328218588388991,2869081,064
Caerphilly1,3321,1241,2871,0501,0081,0871,2551,0971,1521,6861,2271,544
Cardiff2,5532,1842,5272,1772,1322,3352,4132,1102,4293,4132,4823,066
Carmarthenshire8456797816706968147908469071,158893951
Ceredigion157152174148138183180199176242142190
Conwy582453537479416488559530572802581691
Denbighshire600485565469482521621559647897600705
Flintshire675580614556518654739614700975734904
Gwynedd536446543422401446502530576804635654
Merthyr Tydfil787635753574484566576593618919681788
Monmouthshire253224269235212259318271296378302362
Neath Port Talbot1,1408571,0039278138839359419621,3479631,170
Newport1,5071,3371,4311,2171,1581,3241,3831,1561,4601,9891,4421,756
Pembrokeshire445381353314360422401411453586436510
Powys291226278280259288295262284391296364
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff2,3621,7672,0101,6371,5291,7211,9191,9441,7482,5891,8962,358
Swansea1,7821,3661,4611,3511,2141,4121,5141,4161,4742,1271,5891,906
Torfaen6326086896115586436766427011,004736892
Vale of Glamorgan698599680576557651659605650953789848
Wrexham1,0691,0251,0749278039271,0729511,0171,3981,0271,211

Metadata

Title

Discretionary Assistance Fund by Local authority - Monthly data (April 2023 Onwards)

Last update

April 2024 April 2024

Next update

July 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.inclusion@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Keywords

DAF

General description

The Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) offers two types of grant. Individual Assistance Payments (IAPs) help people live independently in their home or a property that they are moving into. Emergency Assistance Payments (EAPs) help pay for essential costs, such as food, gas, electricity, clothing or emergency travel.

From 1 April 2023 all applicants will be eligible for 3 payments in a 12-month rolling period. (This will include all EAP awards previously received within the past 12 months). Since 2020, people impacted by the pandemic or the loss of the £20 Universal Credit uplift have been able to receive 5 payments. These 3 payments will be at a higher value with an 11% inflationary increase given to all EAP awards. The 28-day gap between application dates will reduce to 7 days for all applicants. These changes are to allow for short and successive use of the fund in a time of crisis or emergency.


Data collection and calculation

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider NEC Software Solutions UK.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Statistical quality

DAF data is supplied to the Welsh Government by our service provider NEC Software Solutions UK. The data does not go through any formal validation processes and therefore is not published as a National Statistic