CLAS is changing from 1 April 2017
A partnership of local charitable organisations led by CHS Group has been selected by Cambridgeshire County Council to manage the Local Assistance Scheme for Cambridgeshire from April 2017 to March 2020. As part of the new service provision, a new network of CLAS champions will be recruited to ensure that the scheme reaches those most in need, and is offered as part of a wider intervention that develops their longer term resilience and financial capability. The existing network of CLAS authorised agents will be disbanded from April 2017.
Under the new scheme there will be a maximum of 25 CLAS champions across the whole of the county. The appointment of CLAS champions is at the discretion of CHS Group and will be subject to an open and transparent process.