Issue details

Minimum Income Guarantee for Working Age Adults

The Care Act 2014 requires local authorities, for people receiving publicly arranged care and support, that they have sufficient money to cover day-to-day living costs. Up until now, the County Council has set its level above the statutory minimum set by the government; this was to reflect the view that these customers were more likely to require more money to meet their social needs on top of their day to day living costs.  In view of the financial situation facing the County Council this concession can no longer be afforded and so the proposal is to reduce the Minimum Income Guarantee for those of working age in line with the statutory minimum.  


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/11/2018

Decision due: December 2018 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Mrs Amanda Jupp

Contact: Deborah Robinson Tel: 033 022 28413.

Consultation process


Residents/Voluntary organisations


Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee – 12 December 2018


Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at County Hall by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: Strategic Budget Options 2019/20


Background papers

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