FACS OPTION 3 isn't a new club being opened by Peter Hook. It's a secretive strategy being developed by Salford Council to absolutely hammer some of the most vulnerable adults in the city.
Next Monday, at the Adult Social Care Lead Member meeting, 17 items on the agenda will be discussed and decided in secret. One item is titled `Adult Social Care Future Operating Model', and we believe that this will be the start of FACS OPTION 3, that will see the Adult Social Care budget slashed by £3.507million over the next three years, including a £707,000 cut this year.
Also on the secret chopping board agenda is `Adult Social Care Voluntary Commissioning' which is in for a £267,000 cut over the next three years, and a `Review and Reconfiguration of Supported Accommodation (Mental Health) Services in Salford' which will lead to a £140,000 cut over the next three years.
The agenda on the Council's website (see here) has absolutely no reports or information attached to it and all 17 items are being discussed behind closed doors, including the Adult Social Care Complaints Annual Review.
Perhaps they would like to add a Salford Star complaint that these shocking cuts, affecting some of the most vulnerable people in Salford, are being decided in secret while everyone's away on holiday…
…Oh, and there's another item titled Behaviour Change Strategy. What? In Salford Council? Never!
Read more about Salford City Council's meeting to cut funding for Lancaster House that took place behind closed doors - click here