MARIA WELCOMES CHANGE OF HEART ON FUNDING NEWHAVEN FOYER
January 27 2016.
Local MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed news that East Sussex County Council Cabinet has agreed not to remove the funding from the Newhaven Foyer. This is a facility funded by the County Council which helps vulnerable young people ages 16 to 25 to learn independent living skills, so that in time they may move on to a home of their own.
Since the County Council announced the level of potential savings it would have to make, the Newhaven Foyer has faced potential closure. The decision today means a reprieve for the Foyer, pending agreement by the Budget meeting of the County Council on the 9th of February. Additional funding has come from the 1.99% increase in Council Tax agreed for local authorities, like County Councils, that have social care responsibilities.
Maria said: 'This is wonderful news for the Foyer and for the young people who use it. I have worked hard to persuade the County Council not to end funding for this facility and I am pleased my representations and those of others have been heard by the County’s Cabinet. I visited the Foyer some time ago and the work that is done at the facility is outstanding.’
To find out more about the Newhaven Foyer visit: http://foyer.net/foyers/newhaven-foyer/