Proposed £40m cuts to hit vulnerable in Hastings and Rother

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Vulnerable adults and children could be hit by devastating funding cuts as East Sussex County Council aims to make £40m of savings over the next three years.

Services for adults with learning difficulties, women and children fleeing domestic violence, vulnerable young people and people with mental health issues are amongst those that will be affected by funding cuts of up to 100 per cent.

ESCC is also considering pulling its funding from a number of voluntary sector services, including Autism Sussex, which is based in Battle, The Hastings Advice and Representation Centre, the Seaview Project, based in St Leonards, and the Marsham Older People’s Project, based in Fairlight.

A public consultation into the plans opened on Friday (October 23).

Drop in consultation events will take place at Hastings Town Hall on November 2, noon-2pm, and Battle Memorial Hall on November 3, 12.30-2.30pm.

For more details and to voice your opinion on the plans, visit consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/adult-social-care/budget

There will be more on this story later today (October 28).

Adult social care cuts: Supporting People services

Adult social care cuts: Voluntary services

Adult social care cuts: Drug and alcohol prevention services

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