On 6 February, East Sussex County Council agreed its budget for 2018/19 indicating £17 million of savings to be made this year, which includes a reduction of £10 million in the amount that will be spent on Adult Social Care and Health services. This reduction is met by increasing need in East Sussex. Individuals with learning disabilities living within the county are 25% above the national average and the figure is 50% higher in Hastings and Rother.
The proposed savings are subject to a 10-week consultation, which ends on Wednesday 25th April. On the 28th March we invited the Peer Support Network to discuss the consultation at the Summit and feed into a collective response to the consultation.
You can respond directly to the consultation too.
For further information on the consultation and to comment visit: https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/adult-social-care/savings/