Discretionary Fund – further update

31st October 2023
Please note: this update replaces the communication we issued on 23rd October.  

This is a further update about Future Pathways’ fund. The fund is used to help support the people we work with. We call this our Discretionary Fund or DF for short. However, below, we will simply refer to it as ‘the fund’.  

The fund is one of the different types of support that people can access from Future Pathways. It is used to support people to work towards their goals. 

We wrote to everyone in active support on 23rd October about two changes to fund. Since then, the Scottish Government has offered us extra support

This means that we do not need to make changes to the fund anymore.  

Ministers are keen to sustain support for people who are registered with Future Pathways. They have listened to the views of survivors and the Alliance Leadership Team.

The Discretionary Fund is one of the types of support that can be used to help people work towards the goals in their individual support plan. 

The fund will not change. It will continue like it did before. This means that:
  • There will not be a limit on how much you can access for purchasing items in a 12-month period.
  • There will not be a limit on the amount you can request in a single application for purchasing items. 

If you have any questions, you can: 

  • email us at engagement@future-pathways.co.uk  
  • write to us at Future Pathways, 40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT 
The role of Future Pathways remains the same. We are here to support people with their goals and to help people work towards them. 

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