Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Support Fund closed on 31 March 2014, one year before most other local welfare assistance scheme closures in England took effect. As at may 2017, Oxfordshire County Council's Oxfordshire Support Fund webpage merely stated:

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As stated in the response from Oxford & District Child Poverty Action Group to our November 2014 Consultation on Local Welfare Provision:

Oxford & District Child Poverty Action Group is in a unique position to describe the impact of the withdrawal of funding, and the disadvantages of not ring-fencing it, because Oxfordshire is one of a very small number of local authorities which have already axed the fund originally set up in 2013 using Local Welfare Provision funding. The Oxfordshire Support Fund ran for only one year and was effectively ended in March 2014 and the money diverted to other parts of the Adult Social Care budget.

The Oxfordshire Support Fund covered the following council areas in Oxfordshire:

  • Cherwell
  • Oxford
  • South Oxfordshire
  • Vale of White Horse
  • West Oxfordshire