Services for vulnerable set to face cutbacks in 2015

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Community and voluntary groups in and around Belper aimed at supporting older and vulnerable people are to benefit from a share of £2.5 million.

However, Derbyshire County Council chiefs have warned they will be unable to offer the same amount of cash next year.

All the groups set to benefit provide a range of services and support aimed at preventing, reducing or delaying the need for people to use mainstream social care services.

Among the awards were £19,218 for Age UK Advocacy Services in Amber Valley; £12,000 for the Glebe Centre in Crich and £65,037 for Amber Valley VCS which provides recruitment, training and placement of volunteers.

However Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Councillor Clare Neill said the authority would have to axe some of the grants in 2015.

She said : “This is the last year that we will be able to invest this much money in the voluntary sector.

“Because of the Government cuts, the Health and Wellbeing Board is conducting a review of investments in the voluntary sector.

“We have invited the voluntary sector onto the Board and we will be working with them on the review over the next few months. “