Discretionary Support Policy

We welcome the introduction of a Discretionary Support Policy which will bring together the support that has previously been delivered through both the Social Fund and Discretionary Housing Payments.

We recognise the need for a policy that will support the most vulnerable in our society and provide them with practical help to assist them in times of exceptional or urgent need.

NIFHA’s response: Discretionary_Support_Policy

Housing Policy Forum’s response: HPF_Discretionary_Support_Policy