Grant slashed by £10m

GRANTS to vulnerable people including the homeless will be slashed by £10m over the next four years.

Nottinghamshire County Council held a public consultation to decide whether to reduce the Supporting People budget by £10m, £12.5m or £15m. The consultation ended last Friday and the council opted for £10m.

Leader of the council Kay Cutts said: “We very much value the key contribution made by groups that operate with the backing of Supporting People, and so we’ve worked very hard to arrive at the best possible budget option.”

This year, the council’s Supporting People budget was more than £23m.