Support Funds Consultation

Closed 4 Nov 2019

Opened 18 Sep 2019

Overview

Central government funding for councils is reducing. The Council has already made savings of £100 million in recent years while delivering and even improving services for the residents of Stockport. Over the coming years we’ll be faced with further difficult decisions about how to prioritise our spending.

In 2020/21, we need to make savings of £10 million. We want your views on a range of proposals which would contribute £4.2 million to this target.

We need your help to get the savings proposals right for Stockport. We want to hear from you and want your views on these proposals being put forward to make these savings.

The Stockport Local Assistance Scheme (SLAS) offers support to meet emergency needs, for example:

  • where someone has no food
  • support with clothing or gas and electric for the home
  • support with basic furnishings
  • school uniform grants

To balance the budget, savings to SLAS have been made in previous years and this year there has been another proposed reduction. This will see the current budget of £490,000 reduced by £315,000 which will leave an operating budget of £175,000. We have two proposed options for how the future service can be delivered within this new reduced budget.

Please ensure we receive your views by 4th November 2019. 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 Scrutiny Committees and then at the Cabinet meeting in December. A paper copy can be requested in Libraries. If you require this consultation in an alternative format, please contact consultation@stockport.gov.uk