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Discretionary Care Grant

The Discretionary Care Grant (replacing the Community Care Grant) is money to help with a family's need for community care.

It is given to help a family under exceptional stress or to help them look after someone who is ill or disabled.

They can be awarded to:

  • help people establish in the community following a stay in an institution or care home in which they received care
  • help people remain in the community rather than enter an institution or care home in which they will receive care
  • ease exceptional pressures on people and their families
  • help people set up home in the community, as part of a planned resettlement programme, following an unsettled way of life
  • help people to care for a prisoner or young offender on release on temporary licence
  • help people with expenses to make certain journeys such as visiting someone who is ill.

To be eligible for the grant you need to be a Wandsworth resident. Also, you must be in receipt of a relevant benefit, such as:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
  • Pension Credit, or
  • Payment on account of one of them (or about to get any of them on leaving an institution or residential accommodation in which you have received care).

You can get a grant for:

  • furniture (like bed, wardrobe, tables and chairs)
  • household equipment (like cooker, fridge, washing machine, carpet, curtains)
  • clothing
  • travel costs
  • removal expenses
  • storage charges
  • connection charges

If you would like more information or would like to apply for a discretionary care grant please visit the website. Please note that the telephone number is for making an application only and is not an advice line.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
discretionaryawards@wandsworth.gov.uk
Website
www.wandsworth.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Town Hall
Address
Wandsworth High Street
Wandsworth
LONDON
Postcode
SW18 2PU
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