Cease funding to Aspire Service (08)
Portfolio: Adult Social Care and Housing Portfolio
Stop the Aspire Service. This is a service that provides support to school leavers with learning difficulties to move from education into paid employed and acts as a preventative service aiming to support people to live independently.
The young people would still have access to support services at Darlington College and from Careers England.
There may be some mitigation of the reduction if the council reviews its other discretionary services supporting people into employment and maintains some level of provision.
The support given to the individuals identified by the Aspire Service does lead to reduced demand for services in the long-term (through the promotion of independent living).