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Star date: 4th August 2011

WHAT GOES ON BEHIND SALFORD COUNCIL'S CLOSED DOORS IN THE SUMMER? COULD IT BE THE DREADED FACS OPTION 3?

Is it just co-incidence that Salford Council is pushing through its nastiest cuts during the peak of the summer holidays in the city?

Last Monday, £272,000 was cut for single homeless people, including funding for Lancaster House. Next Monday, at the Council's Adult Social Care Lead Member meeting, 17 items on the agenda are being discussed and decided behind closed doors.

We believe that this is the start of almost £4million in cuts for services for the most vulnerable adults in Salford. And it's all being done in secret. At the height of the summer holidays.

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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 

Fred Green wrote
at 15:54:28 on 08 August 2011
Pickles is telling local clouncils to sell off their assets before imposing cuts .Not much left to sell off in this dead city Salford , but Swinetown Clown Hall would make a very good Tesco Express . They could even build a petrol station there , and the inept clouncil wasters could be trained up to operate a car wash . Assuming some 'executive' tells them how to wash cars .
 
jim devine wrote
at 08:36:59 on 06 August 2011
Well said Dave, people need to realise that its democracy that is at the heart of the problem and not the solution. Make no mistake , if it wasnt this discredted character Merry and his cronies it would be someone else, that is the cleverness of how this system is set up to protect these charlatans. Its blackhat neocheaters at their very worst and churns out corrupt authorities after corrupt authorities. Quite rightly there was a public outcry about the lunatic who through political motivation slaughtered innocent children in Norway yet David Cameron has slaughtered more innocent children in Libya than yer man could dream of. Cameron should be in jail along with Blair and everybody else who voted for their illegal wars and the fact that he is not is down to this dream system 'democracry'. No doubt the war mongers will excuse it by using Gadaffi as an excuse......Well why arent yous bombing Syria then?
 
dave - ex-labour forever , all traitors wrote
at 11:37:48 on 05 August 2011
As I predicted , this vicious ' labour' clouncil overzealously implementing the dirty deeds of their tory masters . These arrogant bastards are shameless . All councils should be ordered to get rid of the non-job wasters and executive bullshitters that all councils are stuffed with . It is obscene to target the dis- advantaged , but so typical of these clouncil goons . Labour , my arse .
 
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