|Title:||Single Discretionary Award Policy and Welfare Strategy for Derby|
|Why are we consulting?||
Derby City Council currently provides support to those residents most in need through three separate discretionary payment schemes; Local Assistance (LAS), Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and Council Tax Hardship (CTH). These three schemes have been partially funded by the Department of Work and Pensions through funding which the Council has to use to support those residents in need.
In the Government's Emergency Budget July 2015 changes to the thresholds for Benefits’ Caps and reductions in welfare expenditure were announced as well as an earlier rollout of the new Universal Credit system and a commitment to helping people back into work.
In response to the Governments Welfare Reform Programme, the Council are proposing a new Single Discretionary Award Policy that will replace the three current awards; Discretionary Hardship Payment Policy, Council Tax Hardship Policy and Local Assistance Policy. This will form part of a proposed Welfare Strategy for Derby.
The consultation will allow anyone who has previously applied or who may in the future apply for an award the opportunity to have their say on the proposals.
|Who are we consulting?|
|Organisation carrying out the consultation:||Derby City Council|
Please note, this consultation is now closed.