Case summaries

Subject Month / Year Outcome
Meeting the need Ms C applied to the council for a community care grant in order to obtain a replacement for her washing machine, which had stopped working October 2017 Upheld
Ongoing feature of expenditure Ms C applied for a crisis grant having received her joint Job Seekers Allowance claim one week previously and received less money than she expected September 2017 Not upheld
Medical exclusion Mrs C's applied for a community care grant for an electric rise and recline chair for her husband (Mr A) September 2017 Upheld
Exceptional circumstances for crisis grants Mr C made applied to the council for a crisis grant for assistance with living costs August 2017 Upheld
Clothing Mr C applied to the council for a community care grant as he had been released from prison and he did not have clothes that fitted him August 2017 Upheld
Risk of care qualifying criterion Mr C applied for a community care grant for a number of items August 2017 Upheld
Resident within the local authority area Ms C applied for a crisis grant for living expenses August 2017 Upheld
Priority washing machines for single people Mr C applied for a community care grant for a cooker, a fridge freezer and a washing machine August 2017 Upheld
Clothing Ms C applied for a community care grant for clothing August 2017 Upheld
Homelessness qualifying criterion Miss C applied for a community care grant for a cooker, a fridge freezer, kitchen utensils, a single bed and mattress, a single bedding set and a sofa July 2017 Not upheld