12th March 2015
23rd April 2015
This consultation by Shropshire Council seeks your views on the Local Support and Prevention Fund (LSPF) Policy which details the proposed governance of how awards under this scheme will be administered for Shropshire residents.
The Government abolished the Social Fund, previously administered by the Department for Works and Pensions, from April 2013. Shropshire Council received funding in order to be able to offer a Local Welfare Provision to replace the financial assistance previously available through Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants. Now they have to decide who may be eligible for financial assistance through Local Welfare Provision and under what circumstances an award will be made.
This Consultation is open to everyone to get involved & covers these topics –Budgets, Benefits and Welfare. To read the final draft policy click on this link http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-support-and-prevention-fund/ then to take part in the short on-line survey click on the tab “How to get involved”