The Department of Health has today published its consultation response and a summary of views received on options for distributing funding to local authorities for Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services and the treatment of armed forces' compensation in charging for social care.
The IMHA service will be funded by Department of Health grant from April 2013 onwards. Further details about the allocation of the grant will be made available in late 2012, alongside the provisional 2013/14 local government finance settlement.
The Care and Support White Paper announced that the Government will amend social care regulations and charging guidance so that members of the armed forces injured as a result of service will no longer need to use monthly Guaranteed Income Payments (GIPS) for their injuries from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme to fund publicly arranged social care. The Department also sought views on how to allocate additional funding for this new disregard.
Further details about the allocation of the grant for GIPS disregard funding were issued on 24 October 2012.
There were 36 responses to the questions on allocation of funding for IMHA services, and 14 responses to the GIPS questions in the consultation.