20% cut on social work budget for mental health charity -having to make redundancies and this impacts on direct service delivery to those mist vulnerable in a very successful community based organisation in Glasgow. Funding cuts also matchfunding for esf & lottery and has potential to affect further loss in income! You say you support social enterprise - how can you build capacity and social enterprise development when cuts and redundancies threaten front line delivery of core services!
I work with those at the very bottom; those with nothing. Cuts are going to make things even worse for them, even harder to get on top of tough times. All the time making our perceived riches" all the more fair game for the taking. Cuts make everyone less able
My scheme is closing and people who I have assessed as having medium to high support needs are now going into solitary flats with a life-line. The thing they have all said they would miss most is the communal aspect of a sheltered housing scheme.
will lose my job as funding to Young Carers and Counselling are cut. Friends in Young peoples housing have lost their jobs due to the cuts yet changes to Housing benefit will make more YP homeless and there wont be the staff to work with those already in Supported accommodation to help move them on - thus create a bottle neck.
Our hours are to be cut by one third and we all have to reapply for our jobs. Several other projects have also been cut, and staff have been made redundant. Morale is rock bottom - we have been moved to a smaller office (actually too small legally for the number of staff) to save money". No payrise for past three years."