Liverpool, Harrow and Suffolk

Liverpool City Council is reportedly making 1,500 council workers redundant, as one in six council jobs are at risk due to Government spending cuts. The council has to cut £91m from an available budget of £400m, and it is likely that services for young people, libraries and leisure centres will face significant cuts. Between 300 and 500 jobs will also be lost in the voluntary sector over the next two years as the council axes funding to charities.

Harrow Council’s draft budget says that it is contemplating cutting £2.2 million from a range of children’s services, with youth workers likely to be lost. The Youth Offending Team (YOT), which works to support young people away from crime, will face £94,000 of staff reductions while youth workers and “targeted activities” will be hit to the tune of £400,000.

NCVYS member Young Suffolk has reported on the Voluntary Sector Cuts website that following the loss of £450,000 of v funding it has had to make 3 staff redundant. Its Youth Volunteering programme will be closed after 11 successful years working with close to 6000 young people.


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