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Cumbria County Council Public Budget Consultation ‘Securing our Future’

This document highlights the challenge ahead and also indicates that over next three year the Council is likely to lose a further 1,800 jobs as they intensify efforts to save £83 million and balance the books by 2018. Most of the savings affect the way the Council is organised, but some will affect services directly – so the Council is keen to hear everyone’s views.

Cumbria County Council Budget Consultation Event – Disability

Cumbria County Council is consulting on its 2015-16 budget, that will be taken to Council in February 2015. The public are being given the opportunity to provide feedback on 13 proposals. In order to help meet the requirements of the Equality Act (2010), the Council has arranged a disability consultation event, supported by Cumbria CVS.

This event will take place on Monday 1 December 2014 at Frenchfields Sports Centre, Carleton, Penrith CA11 8AU from 1.30pm – 3.30pm and is aimed solely at disability organisations and people who use services, with the aim of looking at the proposals from a disability perspective.

Funding for West Cumbrian Groups

Community groups working in Allerdale and/or Copeland could apply for up to £500 thanks to the exciting new initiative ‘Community Support in West Cumbria’, which is being administered by Cumbria CVS.

To apply for a grant from this programme community groups must be providing services for: adults aged over 65 or vulnerable adults aged under 65; and for people that require services or support to help them remain independent at home.

What’s cooking with Community Meals?

Cumbria CVS supports the many wonderful people who have kept, and continue to keep Cumbria’s Community Meals Service on the road.

Cumbria County Council has recently introduced changes to the way meals are provided to customers – bringing in private providers wherever possible. The process has been a difficult and disruptive one for the volunteers, but the vast majority have stayed involved with what they see as a vital service for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Cumbria CVS Trustees

At our AGM we managed to get the majority of our Trustees to pose for a photo. From left to right: Jo Osborne, Lesley Dixon, Daryl Ormerod, Jennie Sutton, Helen Horne (Vice Chair), David Richardson (Chair), Laura Davies, Paul Cookson (Treasurer), Joan Stocker.

Tom Bell, David Richardson, Lalik Naysmyth

Tom Bell and Lalik Nasmyth have recently served their maximum terms of 6 years as Trustees of Cumbria CVS. They were able to join us at our AGM and are pictured here with Board Chair, David Richardson. Patrick Leonard who was unable to be at the AGM has also now stepped down after serving for 6 years.