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Creative Support & Adult Social Care

We the undersigned petition the council to improve its funding for Supported Living Services and Adult Social Care

Cumbria County Council currently pay Creative Support to provide Supported Living Services for people in our community with learning difficulties and mental & physical health needs.

Cumbria County Council are massively reducing the budget for this service which is forcing Creative Support to propose drastic changes to the pay and conditions of their staff. Many staff will see an immediate reduction of 30% in their take home pay. As a result of these changes, these staff, members of our community, will be left unable to pay bills and mortgage payments and will be forced to seek other employment.

It is vitally important that vulnerable people in our community receive high quality and continuity of care. Any potential loss of existing experienced staff places this care at risk. It takes years to build up trusting relationships with the adults being cared for and change often increases the challenging behaviours. Staff and the families of service users are concerned about what the future holds for adults who rely on this service.

We urge the County Council to allocate more funding to this vital service.

This ePetition ran from 31/01/2014 to 31/03/2014 and has now finished.

51 people signed this ePetition.