Two weeks left to have your say on budget proposals for people’s services
Published: 24 January 2023
Although the main public consultation on the Council’s budget proposals closes this week on Thursday 26 January, there are still two weeks left for residents to have their say on Derby City Council’s people’s services proposals before the consultation closes on Friday 10 February.
Like Councils across the country, Derby is facing the challenge of setting a balanced budget in the face of a ‘perfect storm’ of rising costs, abnormally high inflation rates and increasing demand. This means that we’re having to make unprecedented savings in a very short space of time.
The situation facing adults and children’s social care is particularly severe, with demand for adults and children’s services increasing year on year. This means that in recent years a greater proportion of the Council’s budget has had to be targeted at core statutory services, especially social care.
The people’s services consultation has been open since December 2022, running alongside the main budget consultation and asks anyone living, working or studying in Derby to give their views on three areas:
- Reviewing the Council’s Early Help offer to focus on the most vulnerable children and families in need.
- Reviewing care packages for people living in the community to focus on the most vulnerable people.
- Reducing the capacity of the Occupational Therapy service by removing current vacancies.
You can find details of all the proposals with the consultation on the Let's Talk Derby website. The consultation will be open until Thursday 10 February.
Copies of the consultation in alternative formats can be accessed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us.