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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Discretionary Assistance Fund by Local authority - Quarterly data (April 2023 Onwards)
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Isle of Anglesey9468529421,217
Blaenau Gwent2,1821,8052,1202,648
Bridgend2,6452,3752,5953,258
Caerphilly3,7433,1453,5044,457
Cardiff7,2646,6446,9528,961
Carmarthenshire2,3052,1802,5433,002
Ceredigion483469555574
Conwy1,5721,3831,6612,074
Denbighshire1,6501,4721,8272,202
Flintshire1,8691,7282,0532,613
Gwynedd1,5251,2691,6082,093
Merthyr Tydfil2,1751,6241,7872,388
Monmouthshire7467068851,042
Neath Port Talbot3,0002,6232,8383,480
Newport4,2753,6993,9995,187
Pembrokeshire1,1791,0961,2651,532
Powys7958278411,051
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff6,1394,8875,6116,843
Swansea4,6093,9774,4045,622
Torfaen1,9291,8122,0192,632
Vale of Glamorgan1,9771,7841,9142,590
Wrexham3,1682,6573,0403,636

Metadata

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

Title

Discretionary Assistance Fund by Local authority - Quarterly 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

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

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

Keywords

DAF