Cuts Watch #40: Extended schools and youth services face cuts
Futher details are emerging on the impact of local government cuts, which, combined with removal of ringfencing, are reportedly placing various front-line services under threat. These include:
- extended schools (which provide 8am – 6pm activities for children, allowing more parents to balance work and care);
- the youth opportunities fund (which provide young people with decision making power over local investment in youth projects and facilities) and;
- community policing (services that deal with minor offences and with tackling anti-social behaviour).
Council regeneration staff have also told Regeneration & Renewal that they are preparing for significant reductions.