Unexpected financial emergencies are putting people’s health and well-being at risk.

The Coordinated Community Support Programme works with local councils and communities to provide emergency support for anyone facing unexpected costs so they can continue their lives as normal.

How Coordinated Community Support can help

Whether it’s losing your job, a bereavement, relationship breakdown, or even just the sudden failure of a key household item, financial crisis can happen at any time.

Whatever the nature of the incident, many individuals and families simply do not have the financial resilience and ability to redirect resources to resolve it. A patchy system of emergency provision can lead to people falling through the net, left without food, fuel or other essentials, and become stuck in a cycle. 

The Coordinated Community Support Programme will address the gaps that exist in emergency support provision through better coordination and collaboration of different local agencies involved in emergency assistance provision. 

It will reduce repeat instances of financial crisis by addressing the underlying causes of crises as well as the immediate emergency – including through access to legal advice and assistance. 

It will co-develop new approaches to supporting anyone facing financial crisis by working across areas through collaboration and by sharing learning.