Agenda and draft minutes

Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health - Thursday, 5th May, 2022 10.15 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Thea Synnestvedt  01273 335274

Items
No. Item

46.

Decisions made by the Lead Member on 22 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

46.1 The minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2022 were agreed as a correct record.

47.

Reports

Minutes:

47.1 Copies of the reports referred to below are included in the minute book.

48.

Household Support Fund pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Report by Director of Adult Social Care

Minutes:

48.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care regarding the Adult Social Care use of some of the Household Support Fund and the development of the scheme to distribute grant funding.

 

48.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the proposed use of a proportion of the Fund as set out in the report and to delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care to implement the scheme.

 

Reasons

 

48.3 The Fund provides an opportunity to support East Sussex families, pensioners and

individuals who are experiencing financial challenges.

 

48.4 The creation of a multi-faceted scheme working with VCSE organisations, Food

Partnerships, Warmer Homes and District and Borough Councils allows the Council to support residents in a targeted manner, supporting residents not in contact with statutory agencies and the discretionary element creates an additional safety net for residents who may not already receiving support.

 

48.5 The timetable for implementation necessitates broad delegation to be provided to the

Director of Adult Social Care to finalise, implement and adjust the scheme as necessary.