Web links for 29th November 2010
"Community Care" reports that anti-poverty organisations are critical of government plans to hand over responsibility for Social Fund Community Care Grants to local authorities. Making social workers responsible for the severe rationing that has always been an element of the Social Fund is bound to harm their relationship with their clients, they warn.
"Local Government Chronicle" reports Simon Hughes MP saying that local authority chief executives and treasurers believe that the cost of council redundancies is more likely to be £1.5 – £3 bn than the £200 m set aside in a government “capitalisation fund” for council restructuring.
The Spending Review allocated an 'extra' £2 billion for social care. London Councils calculate the share of the central government grant to local authorities that is meant for adult care, has been cut by £3 billion.