Stockport Local Assistance Scheme Consultation

Closed 21 Dec 2018

Opened 26 Oct 2018


Stockport Council is facing financial challenges which means we have to save £47 million pounds over the next four years. Due to our financial position we have difficult decisions to make when allocating and prioritising public spending. We have already managed savings of over £100 million pounds in recent years, while continuing to deliver services and value for money to the residents of Stockport.

We are committed to consulting and engaging with Stockport residents and other stakeholders to inform the way we work in the future and to assess any impact these decisions may have. Feedback we receive will be used to shape our approaches to help reduce negative impacts as far as possible.

The Stockport Local Assistance Scheme (SLAS) offers support to meet emergency needs, for example where someone has no food, clothing or gas and electric for the home. The service may also offer support with things like rent in advance or white goods for people who are moving into new accommodation.

To balance the budget, savings to SLAS have been made in previous years; at this stage the most viable route to further reductions is to remove the scheme. The Council now proposes to remove SLAS from April 2019.

Please ensure we receive your views by 21st December 2018. It is important that we receive your views by this date as all feedback will be pulled together into a report which will then be considered by the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee in January and the Cabinet meeting in February.