|Community Kitchen garden before work began|
The latter meeting was 10-3.30 at Forest Green Rovers and was an opportunity to get the facts and info straight regarding the likely changes coming to Sheltered Accommodation. The County Council currently provide funding that looks very likely to be reduced significantly or withdrawn so action is needed. It was reassuring to find Officers, tenants and councillors from all 4 parties keen to find the best solution for the tenants. The timescales are tight, a report will go to December Executive meeting and a consultation may be launched just after Christmas to ensure tenants views are found regarding the ways forward ahead of the January Full Council meeting.
I am more optimistic that a better solution can be found, than I was some months ago when all looked pretty gloomy....nevertheless this will still impact on lives of some of our more vulnerable tenants. There will be 4 or 5 more days of the Project Board meeting but the full details will not be available until the report for the Exec meeting is published.