Some of you who are very eagle-eyed may have seen a notice that the Council put on their website on Thursday 18 January (with no prior warning to anyone affected) that they are making major cuts to services for Carers for the 2017/2018 year that begins on 1 April 2017.
The effect of this for Herefordshire Carers Support is that the Council intends to cut our funding by half from £275,000 to £137,000 for the coming year. And worse, they say future years will see even more reductions, with the Council expecting Carers to replace this support with self-help, self-management and volunteering.
To help us urgently to make the best case for proper funding for Carer support, please contact us via email or phone 01432 356068 to tell us specifically how Herefordshire Carers Support helps you so we can pass this on to decision makers.
Published 31 January 2017.