The grant we receive from central government has been reducing since 2015/16 and will, by the end of the 2019/20 financial year, have been reduced by over £5m. This cut from central government comes at a time when the population of the borough is growing and health needs and rates of certain diseases are increasing.

Also as a result of other reductions in funding from central government, we will have to find £55m worth of savings between now and 2020 just to balance our budget. Find out more about our plans for the latest budget savings

To meet this challenge we have focused on delivering our Health and Wellbeing Strategy priorities and identified with partners £7-8m savings by redesigning services and being more efficient in the way we meet service user needs.

Join the Conversation

Phase 1 consultation took place from 1 December 2016 to 12 January 2017. The reports attached set out the results of consultation undertaken between and will be considered by the council’s overview and scrutiny committee on 28 February 2017.

If you have any questions or want to find out more:

Documents will be upload as each phase is completed.

Phase 1

How to respond

This consultation ended on Thursday 12 January 2017 and is now closed for responses.