Issue details

Household Support Fund

To agree the distribution of the Household Support Fund for October 2021. As provided by the DWP to support households with the increased cost of essentials over the Winter.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/09/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision was added to the forward plan on 30 September, as soon as the Council heard about the funding, however it will not have had the 28 days’ notice before needing to action the decision. This is justified by the need to purchase the vouchers in time for the October school holiday and in the context of the short notice given by the DWP to distribute this (we were notified of this funding on the 30 September).

Decision due: 7 Oct 2021 by Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

Lead director: Executive Director: People

Department: People

Contact: Katie Flint, Policy and Performance Lead Email: Tel: 01344 352217.


Financial Hardship Officers Group
Members Welfare Steering Group

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People

Financial Impact: Currently awaiting further information from the DWP to determine distribution of spend.