Cuts will make our transition to sustainable funding much harder as it will be more difficult to find funding to help with this transition. It will thus make it harder for us to support our members to volunteer and to provide experiences to young people who will have increasingly few services available to them due to local authority and voluntary sector cuts.
We work with disabled children & young people. The cuts mean we will not be able to tailor our support to individuals but rely on working with groups. This will exclude some Children. We are facing a 16% to our team. We are only a small team as it is ( 5 people including manager). We have already lost one of our partners through redundancy this month. The young lad who was taken on last year under the Future Jobs Fund to help with admin left yesterday. We are all under threat of having our hours reduced and I am facing redundancy.
We run an advice service for local people in a poor inner city area of Aston and now have no funds to pay for bills and volunteers' expenses.
I worked as the Finance Manager for local branch of National charity a cut in funding was used as the reason to make my role and 5 other staff member redundant. I am 62 next week and don't hold out much hope of getting another job.
At our Citizen's Advice Bureau we lost valuable staff because they were under the threat of redundancy whilst waiting for a decision about FIF funding. With the LSC taking vital arears of advice out of scope with no decision yet on whether the replacement FIF funding will continue valuable, experienced staff are looking for some sort of stability as they are tired of the constant uncertainty and losses in voluntary sector funding. Without these vital staff volunteers cannot be supported and services are lost.