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.
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.