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Emergency support with food, heating and lighting

Local Emergency Support helps cover urgent short-term emergencies such as no immediate food, heating or lighting.

The support is available through food banks, food vouchers, and utility meter top-ups.

Can I get Local Emergency Support?

You can apply for Local Emergency Support if:

  • there has been an unforeseeable serious emergency or crisis, and if you don’t get assistance, there will be a significant risk of harm to you or your family
  • you require help moving into or staying in the community, and assistance will eliminate the need for statutory care
  • you live in Buckinghamshire


call 01296 382 414 between Monday to Friday between 9am to 5:30pm.

Outside of these hours call the out of hours service on 0800 999 7677.