Consultation: Bristol ‘Tough Times, High Hopes’

Bristol City Council launched its ‘Tough Times, High Hopes’ consultation earlier this week. This consultation covers the 2018/19 budget, future savings proposals and draft Corporate Strategy 2018 – 2023. Next year, Bristol City Council aims to save around £52m. The consultation is open until Sunday 17th December.

The draft corporate strategy includes five themes: empowering and caring, fair and inclusive, well connected, belonging. All of these themes are very relevant to carers, of course.

The ‘Tough Times, High Hopes’ consultation includes draft proposals which outline ways to make the £52m of savings required next year (2018/19). The budget consultation includes questions about the social care levy on council tax, but the proposals also cover children’s social care transformation, transformation programme to change adult social care services,  changes to parking charges, adaptations and equipment, changes to youth services contracts, cashless payment options for council services and new funding models to protect and improve people’s health.

There is a chance to set your own suggested budget using an online budget simulator.

To review the draft Corporate Strategy and budget proposals, have your say through the consultation or try the budget simulator here.

For alternative formats or paper copies of the survey please email: consultation@bristol.gov.uk or call 0117 922 2848. Paper copies are available from Children’s Centres, the citizen service point at 100 Temple Street and libraries.