Needs Assessment Unit
HOW WE CAN HELP
The NAU provides financial assistance to people who find themselves unable to fund their basic needs, such as shelter, food, and clothing. The financial assistance is normally a short-term measure, intended to provide a temporary bridge to help our clients back onto their feet. At the same time, we recognise that the elderly, or those with a permanent disability, may need longer-term help.
The NAU can assist those that qualify with a variety of basic living expenses:
Rent & Utilities
Food & Clothing
Clients who are assessed to be in need as a result of being elderly and/or having a mental or physical disability, and having savings of less than $8,000, may be assisted with a monthly stipend of up to $950.
Relief payments may be available for up to 3 school uniforms and one physical education uniform per child per year.
Proper student nutrition plays an important role in learning, as well as shaping lifelong healthy eating habits. For those who have trouble providing school lunches for their children, we can provide financial relief of $6.50 a day for primary school students and $8.00 a day for high school students.
We understand that childcare is an essential service for those returning to work. We may be able to provide financial assistance of up to $450 per month per eligible child to help cover preschool costs.
Medical Equipment, Dental & Optical
Clients who are unable to raise sufficient funds to bury a loved one can be provided assistance up to $3,500 towards the low-cost funeral package that is offered by the funeral homes to clients of the NAU. We may also be able to provide up to $1,200 towards the cost of a vault.
We are here to help!
We assist Caymanians to reach their full potential by living healthy, safe and independent lives. To see if you qualify to receive assistance click the icon below
For further details including definitions, the full list of services provided, and the eligibility criteria for those services, please refer to our Eligibility Criteria document.
Apply for NAU assistance
To apply for assistance with the NAU, please download the Application Form. Complete the form and submit it to the NAU along with the relevant documents.
Helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged to lead healthy and safe lives
The Needs Assessment Unit -NAU-
The Needs Assessment Unit is the Cayman Islands Government's vehicle to deliver financial assistance to qualifying Caymanians who are unable to support themselves or their families. We care about the needs of Caymanians. Our team works hard to ensure that we listen to and provide guidance to those in need.
We provide qualified Caymanians with the financial assistance they need to meet their basic needs and live a healthy, safe and independent life. We collaborate with the Education Department, Health Services and other agencies to provide personalised solutions for our clients.