30.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care which set out the County Council’s allocation from the Household Support Fund and the development of schemes to distribute grant funding.
30.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the proposed use of a proportion of the Household Support Fund and to delegate to the Director of Adult Social Care authority to implement the scheme.
30.3 The Fund provides an opportunity to support East Sussex families and individuals who are experiencing financial challenges. The creation of a multi-faceted scheme working with VCSE organisations 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.
30.4 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.