Southwark cuts Supporting People budget
Southwark Council has confirmed it will reduce its Supporting People budget by almost half over three years.
The council will make savings of £3.6 million in 2011/12 and £3 million in 2012/13, then a further £1.8 million, making a total of £8.4 million in savings for Supporting People services over the next three years.
Dora Dixon-Fyle, cabinet member for adult social care, said: ‘The council will explore every option available to us to try to protect services for one of the most vulnerable groups of people in the borough from the government spending review and cuts. I feel very sad that the cuts to spending ultimately affect those who most need our help and support, however, we have no choice in some circumstances.’
Councillors need to save £33 million over the next twelve months across the council budget.