12 October 2012
We commented on the consultation on the draft guidance for the Scottish Community Support Fund.
We are concerned the draft guidance produced to date lacks the detail needed to ensure consistency. More detail is needed on all aspects of the arrangements, e.g. on managing and monitoring the budget and on the need for properly recorded and communicated decision making, as well as to ensure that vulnerable people who currently rely on crisis loans and community care grants are protected in the new schemes.