Consultation on proposals to change Homelessness Support Services (also known as Social Inclusion Services)

From Hampshire County Council – Public Consultation

I am writing to advise you that we have today opened a public consultation to seek the views of service users and other interested stakeholders on proposals to change County Council funded Homelessness Support Services.

The proposals are being put forward against the backdrop of ongoing and significant financial pressures within adult social care and growing service demand. The County Council must meet a funding shortfall of £140million by April 2019, and of this, £56million is planned to be met from the Adults’ Health and Care budget.

The changes that are being proposed would mean the County Council would continue spending £2.4 million on homelessness support services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, while those with less critical needs would be signposted to other sources of information, advice and support. A reconfigured service could generate potential savings of £1.8 million.

The consultation will be open for eight weeks until 10 August 2018 and can be found at the link below:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations

During the course of the consultation, those who use services will have the opportunity to meet, on a one-to-one basis, with senior managers from the County Council to discuss the proposals, as well as the alternative support services available in their local areas.

Graham Allen

Director of Adults’ Health and Care

Hampshire County Council

EII Court West, 3rd floor

Winchester

SO23 8UQ

Contact number for Adults’ Health and Care Referrals and Enquiries: 0300 555 1386

Contact number for Hampshire Out of Hours 0300 555 1373

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