Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS)Back to Support
Cambridgeshire’s Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS) provides support to individuals and families facing unexpected financial difficulties and hardship. CLAS provides information, advice and assistance that enables eligible people to cope and better support themselves.
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Available throughout South Cambridgeshire District
CLAS provides information, advice and discretionary financial assistance to enable eligible families and individuals to improve their immediate financial position; cope and better support themselves, and use relevant resources to succeed in the long term. This could include access to low cost reused and refurbished household items, clothing and food vouchers.
CLAS is free and there are several referral routes.
To apply to the scheme you must have lived in Cambridgeshire for at least six months, unless you have fled to the area for your own safety. Eligibility criteria in terms of income, savings and benefits are on the website.
Referrals in South Cambs can come from Citizens Advice Rural Service. For more info click here.