The discretionary elements of the current social fund scheme that the Department for Work and Pensions operate will be instead administered by Local Authorities under a new scheme of their own design.
The elements of the existing social fund scheme in question are:
Community Care Grants and
Crisis Loans for Living Expenses
A yearly fund will be given to each Local Authority. It is then up to the Local Authority what type of scheme they set up to use the funds the Government has given them.
The design of the scheme has started to take place and more detail will be made available here once it is known.
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