Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Speak out on Changes to Help for Vulnerable

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Speak out on Changes to Help for Vulnerable

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RESIDENTS are being invited to consultation sessions on planned cuts to adults services.

As part of Manchester council's Pounds 80m savings package, bosses plan to slash Pounds 3.4m from its vulnerable people budget - including services for the homeless, recent offenders and the crisis- hit.

The council wants to spend more of its money on 'floating' support - where people are helped in their own homes - and cut funding for accommodationbased care such as hostels. It says this will allow more people across the city to be supported.

No clear proposals have been laid out for which services will lose cash or be at risk and the council wants to hear the public's views.

Coun Glynn Evans, executive member for adults' health and wellbeing at Manchester council, said: "We encourage residents to come to the consultation drop-in sessions, so that they can ask any questions, get information and voice their opinions on the proposals.

"We are absolutely committed to providing the best possible service we can despite massive funding cuts after the unfair settlement from central government. …

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