Examining the National Audit Office (NAO) Report on Community Care Grant

26 October 2010

The Community Care Grant helps vulnerable people to establish themselves in the community, to remain in the community, and to ease exceptional pressures on the family

The annual £141 million discretionary scheme enables people on income related benefits to apply for money to pay for essential household items such as a cooker or bed, and other necessities such as clothing. The Grant is part of a wider package of Social Fund loans and grants, intended to help vulnerable people to cope with difficult events. 

Wednesday 3 November 2010 at 3.30 pm

The Public Accounts Committee calls the following witnesses:

Indpendent Service Review

  • Karamjit Singh CBE, Social Fund Commissioner

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Darra Singh, Chief Executive, Jobcentre Plus
  • Neil Couling, Director, Employment Group
  • Jeremy Groombridge, Director, Jobcentre Plus

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