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Keep the Safety Net

In: Care and Support, Cuts

In April 2013, the Government passed down to the local level responsibility for providing a safety net to support people in severe hardship – homeless families, people leaving care, disabled residents, survivors of domestic abuse and people with a long-term mental health condition. Less than nine months later, with councils and their local partners now spending this money on providing small grants so people can buy basic essentials at a time of need, the Government announced over Christmas its plans to abolish the Local Welfare Provision Fund entirely from April 2015. Nationally, this equates to a £347 million cut.  Read More »

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