Sway Welfare Aid Group

Sway Welfare Aid Group

Part of the Good Neighbours network

Small Fuel Grants Scheme

The Trustees of SWAG are aware that because of the extremely high wholesale gas prices currently, coupled with the failure of several energy companies, many people may be faced with unexpectedly high fuel bills this winter. Those on low income may struggle to pay these bills and to alleviate this the Trustees are introducing a new, small fuel grant scheme.

NEW - Small Fuel Grants
The Trustees have ring-fenced an emergency grant reserve to enable us to help those individuals and families on low income and struggling to pay high fuel bills. To qualify, you must live in Sway.

These grants are a fixed amount of £200 and no more than two are allowed per family with a minimum gap of three months between them. If your income level is such that you are likely to need ongoing help with fuel bills then please apply for our regular heating grant scheme, see our Financial Grants page here.

The small fuel grants scheme may be terminated at any time by the trustees if the available reserve is exhausted or new government initiatives are introduced.

FILL OUT A SMALL FUEL GRANT APPLICATION FORM HERE

Sway Welfare Aid Group

Sway Welfare Aid Group

Part of the Good Neighbours network

Covid-19 Emergency

During this emergency our services have had to change and the following is a brief update on what we can do and unfortunately what we are currently unable to provide:

Lunch Club
Lunch club is now cancelled for the foreseeable future in accordance with the regulations banning group gatherings.

Medical Transport
We continue to provide medical transport but only for urgent cases. Please do not ask us to arrange routine trips for dental, opticians or other such non-essential appointments. Our volunteers are no longer permitted to enter hospitals to escort clients who have mobility issues – we can only provide a door to door service. In cases where support is needed the client will need to be accompanied by either a family member or carer. Should you require urgent medical transport please continue to call us on 01590 681 500 and select Option 1.

NEW - Prescription Collection
We have introduced a prescription collection service for those Sway residents who are unable to visit the local pharmacy due to self-isolation or mobility issues. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to always collect medication in a timely fashion and can only promise our best endeavours on a case by case basis. Please arrange payment directly with the pharmacy for any items you need to pay for; our volunteers have been asked not to handle cash. Should you need collection of prescription items please call us on 01590 681 500 and select Option 1.

NEW - Emergency Grants
In the exceptional circumstances we are currently facing, the Trustees of SWAG have ring-fenced an emergency grant reserve to enable us to help those individuals and families within Sway who are in severe financial difficulty due to this emergency. To qualify, you must live in Sway.

This scheme will provide one-time help to those people, many of whom may be self-employed or have lost their jobs, and are experiencing a serious collapse in income as a result of the health emergency.

The scheme may be terminated at any time by the trustees if the available reserve is exhausted or new government initiatives are introduced.


FILL OUT AN EMERGENCY GRANT APPLICATION FORM HERE


Useful Information
Further information on Covid-19 arrangements in the village may be obtained on this link www.swaycovid-19.info