The consultation will close on 9th September 2019 and it’s an important consultation for carers to respond to.
South Gloucestershire Council have a strong track-record of working with and supporting the local voluntary and community sector, including Carers Support Centre. Better Care Stronger Communities Funding has offered stability to the sector with 3 year funding arrangements. National austerity measures and increasing demand for statutory services means that the Council has to make significant savings across all of their budgets. All areas of the Council’s activities have savings targets to achieve. South Gloucestershire Council has said that they want to continue supporting the voluntary sector in South Gloucestershire to thrive but also need to make reductions in the level of funding available, which could include carers’ services.
It is in this context the councillors have asked for a consultation on the proposal to reduce Better Care Stronger Communities Funding and specified voluntary sector activities, beyond March 2020.
South Gloucestershire Council welcomes comments on the proposals from carers.
How to have your say
You can fill in the online survey
You can download, print, and send South Gloucestershire Council a Paper survey
You can email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can tell South Gloucestershire Council your views by telephone: 01454 863 297
Or you can attend one of the events to feed your views in:
Wednesday 26th June 2019, 4.30pm-6.30pm, South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37 5AF
Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 9.30am- 11.30am, The Cullimore Room, Emersons Green Village Hall, Emersons Green Way, BS16 7AP
Book on to an event via email@example.com or 01454 863 297.