§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how the proposed social fund will cater for the needs of the terminally ill; and whether help from the proposed social fund will be by way of grant or only by loan.
§ Mr. Newton
We shall consider the range of circumstances where a payment might be made from the social fund to income support recipients to promote commmunity care, including cases where someone is terminally ill. Normally community care payments would be given as grants.