Norfolk County Council to debate potential cuts to housing support

Norfolk County Council headquarters in Norwich. Picture : Steve Adams

Norfolk County Council headquarters in Norwich. Picture : Steve Adams - Credit: Copyright Archant Norfolk

Controversial proposals to slash funding for housing and support charities are in the spotlight today.

Members of Norfolk County Council's policy and resources committee are debating plans, initially rejected last year, which would see millions of pounds taken out of the budget used to commission housing support.

Slashing the budget by more than half would affect organisations such as St Martins Housing Trust, YMCA Norfolk and The Benjamin Foundation, which provide accommodation and support services.

Benjamin Foundation bosses have urged councillors to rethink the recommendation for cuts made by the adult social care committee.

The final council decision will be made on February 20.


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Tony Ing, The Benjamin Foundation chief executive, said: 'These cuts run the risk of achieving a short term financial gain for the council, but a long-term loss for the county.'

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