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Cuts to Norfolk adult social care, which critics say could increase homelessness, agreed – by narrowest of margins.

Cuts to Norfolk adult social care, which critics say could increase homelessness, agreed – by narrowest of margins.

Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

 

Millions of pounds of cuts, including for spending on independent living for young and old, have been backed by councillors – by the narrowest of margins.

The decision to cut more than £11m, including more than £5m from funding for services which support vulnerable people, was today agreed by Norfolk County Council’s adult social care committee.

But an attempt by opposition councillors to stop cuts to housing support was only blocked thanks to the casting vote of Conservative chairman Bill Borrett.

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New service offers housing help for older people in Norfolk

carer John Cook and his wife Maureen who has dementia. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
8:13 AM

Moving home is considered one of the most stressful things to do in life, which is why a Norfolk charity is offering older people free advice and support about housing and care.

Examples of who the service has helped and how:

• A couple in their mid-70s were helping to move into sheltered housing after returning to the UK from living abroad. They will also helped to access benefits.

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