Cuts to charity funding

An award winning Angus based charity that provides a key service for the elderly and disabled has had its funding cut by Angus Council

A spokesman for Angus Care and Repair, who help keep the elderly and disabled safe in their own homes, said the news was a sad development and as a result they were being forced to drop some of their services and cut back on others.

Company manager Judith Leslie said that the council had cut their funding by more than 10 per cent from £468,000 to £420,000 as a result of the local authority’s budget cuts.

However, she added that already local organisations had come forward to pledge funding to the group and she hoped that others would come forward to offer to provide financial help.

An announcement on the charity’s website explains that as a result of the reduced funding from the council they have had to withdraw their Safe as Houses service.

Judith explained that this was a partnership between themselves, Tayside Police, Tayside Fire and Rescue and Angus Council to provide a safety and security initiative for the older, disabled and vulnerable people of Angus to allow them to stay in their own homes and feel safe there.