Thousands of most vulnerable in Norfolk would be affected by £50m social care cuts

Dan Grimmer

Thousands of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk could be robbed of choices about care as councillors consider slashing £50m in what they spend on services.

That is the stark warning from union leaders, who fear the impending disaster of a ‘perfect storm’ – of Norfolk’s increasingly elderly population and the county council having to save a massive £111m over the next three years.

Every committee at Norfolk County Council has been asked to plan to be spending 25pc less in three years time, which would mean the adult social services spend would diminish from £359m to £308m.

At a key meeting today, Norfolk county councillors will be told only a “fundamental change to Norfolk’s adult social care model” can deliver those savings.

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