Issue details

Treatment of War Disablement Pensions - Adult Social Care Charging

Cabinet received a report which was submitted following a motion moved by Councillor John Fox, the Council’s Armed Forces Community Champion, to Full Council on 14 October 2015, which has its origins in the Royal British Legions ‘Insult to Injury’ campaign.


The purpose of the report was to seek approval from Cabinet for a proposed change to the Council’s Adult Social Care Charging Policy in response to Councillor Fox’s motion.


Cabinet considered the report and motion as moved by Councillor John Fox, as unanimously supported by Council at the meeting held on 14 October 2015, and RESOLVED:


1.    To approve that the Adult Social Care Charging Policy be amended to fully disregard the war disablement pension in the social care financial assessment, effective from February 2016, in accordance with the motion moved by Councillor Fox; and


2.    To support the Local Government Association’s call for additional funding to be provided by Central Government to ensure that such a policy change is financially sustainable.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/01/2016

Decision due: 18 Jan 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Public Health

Lead director: Corporate Director People and Communities

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Wendi Ogle-Welbourn, Executive Director People and Communities Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils Email: Tel: 01733 863749 Email: Tel: 01733 863749.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Strong and Supportive Communities

Meeting Open to Public: n/a


Agenda items


  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.