It is no secret that county council budgets are being slashed as a result of reduction in central Government funding. East Sussex County Council is running two consultations on the effect of this. The links below take you straight through to the consultation pages. There is lots of information there.
The first one is The future budget of East Sussex County Council “We expect that there’ll be at least £70 million less to spend each year on services in East Sussex in future. Soon things in East Sussex are going to look very different.” That is very plain speaking. This consultation closes on 24th November 2015.
Arising out of that one, the second consultation is Tough budget decisions – adult social care savings “We will have £40 million less to spend on adult social care services by March 2019. This is in addition to the £28 million that we have already saved from these services since 2013. We want your views on how we are proposing to make the savings.” Whatever your views on the rights and wrongs of this, these are huge cuts. The closing date for this consultation is 18th December 2015.
Have your say. You can keep an eye on future ESCC consultations from the main ESCC consultation page (consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk)