Councillor raises concerns about changes to Day Service transportation

Opposition Lib Dem Councillor Linda Chambers has raised concerns about proposals to reduce the amount of transport for adults to and from Day Services.

Currently 218 adults across the city use assisted transport to attend Day Services.

Labour councillors are considering the proposals as part of a programme of cuts to Adult Social Care budget designed to save the Council money.

At a meeting of scrutiny councillors last week it emerged that the Council had made little effort to engage with service users and consult.

Councillor Linda Chambers said: “The reduction in assisted transport is nothing more than an attempt to cut the Adult Social Care budget.

“I have grave concerns about the lack of detail behind the changes being put forward. It’s not clear what amount Labour councillors are hoping to save and when by.

“I’m also concerned about the fact that only 26 people were consulted about the proposed changes. It’s simply not good enough.

“Today I’m calling Labour councillors make more of an effort to consult and provide more details about the proposals. Knowing how much they want to cut from the budget would be a start.”

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