Household Support Fund 2023/24
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
to utilise the Household Support Fund in line
with guidance from DWP with our own proactive and reactive support
mechanisms. Previous decisions included reactive support through
RSF/HSF, pensioners, disabled residents and Free School meals
(1) To note Brent’s allocation for the Household Support Fund (HSF) for the period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
(2) To approve the proposed approach for allocating and distributing the HSF as set out in paragraph 4 of the report.
(3) To approve, subsequent to (2) above, the Corporate Director of Resident Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture exercising his authority to establish revised eligibility criteria regarding the Household Support Fund grant scheme as may be necessary to enable the appropriate allocation of funding.
(4) Subsequent to (2) above, to approve the Corporate Director of Resident Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture being granted the authority to amend the Council’s eligibility criteria during the lifetime of this Household Support Fund grant scheme if necessary for the reasons detailed in paragraph 3.6 of the report, subject to the parameters set by the Department for Work and Pensions in its Determination and Guidance.
Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Thomas Cattermole, Director of Customer Access Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8937 5446, Asha Vyas, Head of Customer Services & Assessments Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 8937 2705.
Report author: Thomas Cattermole
Publication date: 18/04/2023
Date of decision: 17/04/2023
Decided at meeting: 17/04/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 25/04/2023