Case summaries

Subject Month / Year Outcome
First tier/ new application Mr C, a welfare rights officer, applied for a crisis grant for food and living expenses on behalf of Mr A November 2018 Upheld
Resident within the local authority area Mrs C applied for a crisis grant as her landlord had sold her property which meant she had to secure another tenancy November 2018 Upheld
Low income Mr C applied for a crisis grant as he had repaid gambling debts November 2018 Not upheld
Priority curtains Mr C, who works for a housing charity, requested an independent review on behalf of his client (Mr A) October 2018 Upheld
Priority hall carpets Ms C made an application for a community care grant for a number of household items October 2018 Upheld
Inconsistencies/ Reason to doubt Ms C applied for a crisis grant in order to obtain food, gas and living expenses October 2018 Not upheld
When applicants incur detriment sourcing items themselves Mr C requested applied for a community care grant for a number of items after securing his own tenancy following a period of homeless October 2018 Not upheld
Ongoing feature of expenditure Ms C applied for a crisis grant for food and living expenses October 2018 Upheld
Priority curtains Ms C applied for a community care grant on behalf of Ms A, who had fled domestic abuse and who had been living in a refuge prior to securing her own tenancy October 2018 Upheld
Meeting the need Ms C applied for a crisis grant in order to obtain money for food and living expenses October 2018 Upheld