The Social Fund Crisis Loan section is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions and as such follows the same opening times. DWP offices are generally open between 8 amd and 5 pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays and other public holidays. When the Crisis Loan section is closed on a bank… Read More


With the end of the Social Fund following the introduction of the new welfare reform bill, those who would previously applied to the social fund for financial assistance in times of emergency are now finding it ever more difficult to work out who to turn to in a disaster. Historically, anyone who lived in the… Read More