Experiences and consequences of being refused a Community Care Grant

Authors: Professor Elaine Kempson, Sharon Collard, Sally Taylor
Funded by: Department for Work and Pensions
Published by: Corporate Document Services
Publication date: May 2004
Report number: DWP Research Report No 210
ISBN: 1841236853

This qualitative study investigates people's experiences of not being awarded, or being only partially awarded, a Social Fund Community Care Grant. The report examines people's awareness and knowledge of the Social Fund and their attitudes to making an application for a Community Care Grant; explores their views and understanding of the application and review processes; and considers the impact and consequences of being refused a Community Care Grant or receiving a partial award.

The specific objectives of the project were:

The study comprised depth interviews with 48 people who had applied for a Community Care Grant in the past six to 12 months and either had that application refused or been given a partial award that was significantly less than the amount they applied for. In addition, secondary analysis of the Families and Children Study was carried out to explore the outcomes for people who were refused a Social Fund CCG during the previous year.


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