Haringey Council’s Proposed Cuts

In December 2014, Haringey Council announced plans to cut more than £70M (about a quarter) from its budget over the next three years. Though adult social care accounts for only 30% of the Council’s spending, it is expected to take 40% (or £30M) of the cuts. A substantial burden of these cuts will fall on people with autism, learning disabilities and other complex needs.

Read a full breakdown of the proposals with sources here – a summary is as follows:

– funding for care packages £10M
– residential care of learning disabled £5.2M (including closure of its last remaining residential home)
-residential care funding for the elderly £4M (including closure of the last remaining residential care home – which had been paid for from money allocated to Hornsey Central Hospital after it was closed in 2000)
– day care of learning disabled £2.5M (including closure of three day centres, leaving only one remaining)
– funding for sexual health £1.7M
– funding for mentally unwell £1.6M (reduction residential care)
– funding for voluntary sector £1.4M
– unspecific funding for public health £1.2M
– funding for “healthy life expectancy” £1M
– funding for social workers £1M (including cutting 25% social workers for disabled)
– funding for substance abuse £0.6M
– funding for the physically disabled £0.5M (reduction residential care)