Poverty grant switch 'will put social workers in firing line'

December 2010
Community Care;12/2/2010, Issue 1846, p7
The article reports that the British government is planning to give councils responsibility for social fund poverty grants, which help people live independently. The community care grants are part of the Social Fund, which are administered by Great Britain Department for Work and Pensions through Jobcentre Plus.


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