One report worth looking out for in Brent Council is that for Local Welfare Assistance. Local welfare assistance (and really why isn't it called local social security?) is help given to those in most dire need, often in emergency circumstances. An example might be a woman who has just fled a violent husband.
As so often, it has been subject to cuts by central government which have then been cynically offloaded on to local councils in a effort to avoid blame. As it is not a ring fenced area there may be a temptation for future reductions.