||<p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support
to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England,
Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in
the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence"
</p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind
down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other
authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying
out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition
of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities
regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p>
</p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15.
On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government
believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate
to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs
- and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>