This report is due to be pre-scrutinised at a meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that is due to take place on Thursday 9th January 2020. Any recommendations on this subject arising from this meeting will be reported for the consideration of the Executive Committee in an Additional Papers pack.
The Customer Support Manager presented a report outlining proposals to introduce a new policy for the Essential Living Fund (ELF). The policy would ensure that the Council adopted a consistent approach to providing financial support to the most vulnerable local residents from the ELF fund.
1) the Essential Living Fund (ELF) policy be approved; and
2) the policy be implemented from the 1st April 2020.