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Extra £1million to support adults with specific needs in Warwickshire

Stratford Editorial 28th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN EXTRA £1million will be pumped into supporting adults with specific needs in Warwickshire.

It follows a recent Warwickshire County Council debate on how to spend the £3 million one-off Transition Fund cash allocated to the council by the Government earlier this month.

Liberal Democrat councillors joined forces with Labour and Greens to vote for a combined amendment to the Conservative proposals.

It was also agreed an extra £1million would be spent over the next two years on adult social care – specifically in assistive technology, dementia carer support, and falls prevention.

And £600,000 will be spent over the next two years working directly with children and young people suffering mental health issues, and the same amount over the same time span will be be invested in family support workers across the county.

Road Safety Education in schools will be supported by £100,000 to reduce its savings target; while £42,000 will help fire chiefs maintain the work of the Arson Reduction Scheme; and £35,000 will help boost the work on developing bids for cycling schemes.

The library service will also receive just over £100,000.

A pot of £540,000 will be held back to help with further spending reductions over the next three years.

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