From your President...
As you are aware, Safe in Sussex is one of the charities I am inviting you all to support this year and all of your generosity is much appreciated by the Safe team, their Clients and myself.
Linda Puttock, Finance Officer for Safe, has emailed to say...
Our funding has been axed from WSCC regarding the refuge service.
It’s not housing benefit being stopped, but the Supporting People element of funding direct from WSCC that's proposed to go completely from next April. It doesn't just affect us, it’s all organisations that receive Supporting People funding from WSCC. The proposal is that all of this funding is stopped. WSCC will make their final decision later this month.
To us it means the loss of almost £100k in funding for 2 of our 4 refuges, which will result in closures (13 bed spaces lost) and staff redundancies. It’s vital for us to continue to provide the refuge service that we do.
So that's the background, thank you for spreading the word.
Please could you sign the petition (BELOW) if you want to support us in fighting this.
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