Council to slash homelessness funding by 81%

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Finance, Housing

A council will slash its funding its Supported People services by 81 percent over the next three years. Derby City Council's cabinet has approved proposals to cut housing-related support from £9.3 million this financial year to £3.8 million in 2013/14 and to £1.8 million in 2014/15. Charity Homeless Link has warned the council that its cuts could force local charities to close, leading to more rough sleeping, more work for police and NHS services and an increase to the chances o...

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