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Charlotte Atkins from Leek criticises Staffordshire County Council's decision to cut its Supporting People fund

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 27, 2014

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A CASH-STRAPPED council will push ahead with controversial cuts to services for vulnerable people.

Staffordshire County Council's decision to slash £4.5 million from its £11 million Supporting People cash pot was called-in by opposition Labour members. But following a review of the decision, the Conservative-led council has confirmed the contract cuts will go ahead from September.

Leek councillor Charlotte Atkins, shadow cabinet member for adult care, said: "They invited the charities to take part in a consultation, but then gave them a decision before they were given their feedback. And they've remained silent, despite being asked what services will be provided in place of those they're cutting."

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