County Council wants to hear views on budget savings proposals

Have your say on proposed budget savings

 

Release date: 01 October 2018

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp, has taken the decision to launch a period of engagement on proposed budget savings.

This includes making changes to housing related support, the Local Assistance Network (LAN) and the Minimum Income Guarantee.

All three budget savings proposals will now enter a period of engagement with key stakeholders and people who may be directly affected by the proposals from Monday 1 October until Monday 3 December.

Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Amanda Jupp, said: “I recognise that opening the debate about funding for these services has caused widespread concern and I fully acknowledge that these services support a number of vulnerable people. Having to look to make savings in this area is not a decision that I will take lightly.

“It is important to emphasise that no decisions have yet been taken on where potential savings can be made, which is why we have launched this engagement process to gather views and feedback from everyone affected by the proposals before any final decisions are made in December.

“The County Council is coming under unprecedented pressure to make savings, and we are being asked to make some really difficult decisions when it comes to our ever decreasing finances. Unfortunately the reality is that we cannot continue to deliver the services we currently offer as we have done previously.

“I would like to assure everyone that we will continue to work with our key partners and organisations to find a solution to the financial pressures that we face. We are committed to working together to tackle this very complex issue.”

People who would like to put across their views can do so by visiting the Have Your Say Hub here:

Alternatively, people can share their views by emailing the following addresses:

  • Local Assistance Network: Local.assistance.network@westsussex.gov.uk
  • Housing related support: Housing.related.support@westsussex.gov.uk
  • Minimum Income Guarantee: Minimum.income.guarantee@westsussex.gov.uk

The full decisions can be found on www.westsussex.gov.uk under decisions.

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