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Welfare Reform

To update the Executive Board on progress made in implementing the government's changes, specifically the introduction of Universal Credit and the review of Local Welfare provision, including Emergency Support and Local Community Care Grants.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Abandoned

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/08/2018

Decision due: Not before 1st Jan 2019 by Executive Board

Lead member: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, Executive Member for Environment & Operations, Executive Member for Adults Social Care & Health, Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention & Wellbeing, Executive Member for Digital and Customer Services, Executive Member for Growth and Development, Executive Member for Finance and Governance

Consultation process

The monitoring of Welfare Reform will continue to require a cross Departmental approach.

Further liaison and consultation with the voluntary sector, RSL's and other stakeholders will be required over 2015/16.

Making Representations: Louise Mattinson Director of Finance Tel: 585600

Comments: Roll out of Universal Credit commenced in the Borough in February 2018.