A REPORT kick-starting the next three years of business and financial planning looks ahead and presents a realistic picture of the baseline-only council services which may be offered in the face of intense pressures on East Sussex.
The State of the County report, being presented to Cabinet next week, sets out the strongest possible offer East Sussex County Council can aim to provide given reductions in funding, increased demand and rising costs. Continue reading
Today we made some decisions on the Adult Social Care savings proposals at the Cabinet meeting of East Sussex County Council. I want to stress that these have not been easy decisions.
There is a national crisis in social care funding, and when the Council agreed its budget for this financial year (2018/19) at its meeting on February 6 this included a reduction for Adult Social Care and Health of nearly £10 million. We are lobbying hard to get this problem addressed by Government, alongside other councils and all our partners involved in social care. Continue reading
PLANS to remodel front-line services to deal with a national crisis in social care and other intense financial pressures will be presented to council leaders next week.
The proposals are part of a package of measures East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve to help the authority achieve agreed savings of £17 million in 2018/19. Continue reading
TWO East Sussex pioneers in the fight for votes for women have been celebrated in a national commemoration.
Muriel Matters and Barbara Bodichon (left) are named in a list of ‘suffrage pioneers’ – ordinary people who did extraordinary things to further the struggle to gain the vote. Continue reading