The number of people who need our support is going up, while the budget available to us is going down each year. We therefore have to make difficult decisions on Council spending.
We are committed to supporting elderly, disabled and vulnerable people. Supporting people is one of the most important things the Council does.
One of the ways we support people is by paying a contribution towards the cost of some of the services they receive. We have worked hard to provide these subsidies for as long as we possibly can because the alternative is for citizens to pay more through increased charges.
However, we are now reaching a position where we can no longer afford to pay these subsidies. Before we take any next steps, we have decided to carry out a full consultation with people who use these services.
Consultation Helpline, Monday to Friday between 10am and 12 noon or 2pm and 4pm, 0115 8764100