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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.’ 

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