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31/08/2018 – Abolition of Housing Support will cause homeless epidemic

Press release by West Sussex Labour

West Sussex Labour councillors have also produced an Impact Assessment of the cuts

There is also a Petition for people to sign.

“Callous and despicable” abolition of housing support fund by West Sussex Tories will cause a “homelessness epidemic” warn Labour councillors

Tory-run West Sussex County Council has triggered outrage and concern across the county as they release a last minute change to the council’s Forward Plan, outlining proposals to abolish the council’s “Supporting People” fund which makes a significant contribution to the running of all the housing-related support services provided by charities and voluntary organisations across the county.

West Sussex made this shock announcement late yesterday afternoon, which also includes reducing the Local Assistance Network (formerly the discretionary element of the old Social Fund) by three quarters, and will have serious implications for those councils and housing associations in West Sussex who provide elderly sheltered housing and extra care services, including the countywide “Lifeline” service.