Reductions to Supporting People budgets

Closed 5 Sep 2017

Opened 13 Jun 2017

Overview

Due to reductions in central government grant and the needs of a growing and ageing population, the council will have less money to provide services in Bristol over the next five years.

We consulted on which service areas would be reduced from October 2016 - January 2017 and in February 2017, the Full Council decided to reduce the Supporting People budget by  £1.8m.

 Now we need to decide how to make the savings. This is where you come in.

This questionnaire is part of our formal consultation with everyone involved where we gather your views on the options that we have set out and your ideas on new ways that these services can be delivered.

You will have an opportunity to comment on specific services at the end of the questionnaire.

What this means for the service

This budget reduction means we need to rethink the way we fund Supporting People services.

There are a number of different services funding from the Supporting People budget, including services such as:

  • supported accommodation for people with mental health issues or a learning difficulty,
  • sheltered housing,
  • advice services and
  • “floating support” that supports people in their own homes.

In order to develop proposals to meet the budget savings we need to consider a number of different ways of reducing the budget to these services.

We have already consulted on savings proposals for Dementia Care, Bristol Youth Links and recommissioning alcohol and other drug misuse services for adults.

We are also currently consulting on:

  • Bristol Community Links
  • Libraries
  • Public Toilet provision
  • School Crossing Patrols
  • Withdrawal of funding for Neighbourhood Partnerships

Next steps

The responses will be analysed and your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners and the results of our Equalities Impact Assessments, will be taken in to consideration in developing a set of final proposals that match local needs wherever possible. The proposals will be put to the Mayor and his Cabinet to make a final decision. In making their decision they will also take in to consideration consultation responses and Equalities Impact Assessments.

The consultation results and the council’s decision on how to deliver future services will be published later in 2017.

Alternative Formats

We have provided alternative formats of the consultation. Please access them through the links below:

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Areas

  • Ashley
  • Bedminster
  • Bishopsworth
  • Brislington East
  • Brislington West
  • Clifton
  • Cotham
  • Easton
  • Eastville
  • Filwood
  • Frome Vale
  • Hillfields
  • Horfield
  • Knowle
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Lockleaze
  • Redland
  • Southmead
  • Southville
  • St George West
  • Stockwood
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Windmill Hill

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Council tenants
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Electors
  • Faith and religion
  • Gender issues
  • Older people's issues
  • Race issues
  • Voluntary sector
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sexuality issues
  • Central government
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  • Customer Service
  • Democracy and participation
  • Spending
  • Chief Executive
  • Citizens satisfaction
  • Education and early years
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Social services and social care
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Libraries
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport and leisure
  • Crime and community safety
  • Environmental health
  • Fire and emergency planning
  • Technology