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Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for the DAD Information Post (09)

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Portfolio: Adult Social Care and Housing Portfolio

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Cease contribution to room hire costs for the Deaf Club

Cease funding for Gay Advice Darlington.

Cease funding for Information Co-ordinator provided through Darlington Association on Disability (DAD).

The contract with Gay Advice Darlington offers confidential information and advice and a confidential counselling service to people from Darlington diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The service also offers support to families and dependants.

The contract with DAD is to provide information and advice to disabled people in relation to a range of care issues. 

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09 Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for the DAD Information Post

Survey

This is a questionnaire in relation to the proposal to reduce funding to Gay Advice Darlington and Durham. The questionnaire is an attempt to understand some of the possible impacts on people who use the service and their carers. If you have used the service or care for someone who has please complete the survey. This will help the Council understand what the impacts of reducing will be before it makes its final decision. Link to survey [external link]


 

Keywords: voluntary sector VCS

Related FAQs

What will be the impact on voluntary organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, Age UK, GADD? What happens if they close?

What will be the impact on voluntary organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, Age UK, GADD? What happens if they close?

We fully support the work of our voluntary sector partners and hope to continue to work with them in the future. However, the financial situation is such that the Council is not able to continue funding these organisations at current levels. The likely impact of the budget proposals on these organisations is currently being identified, following discussions with the organisations most affected. We hope that they are able to continue their work by looking at where they can make further cost and efficiency savings, but we appreciate that in some cases this may not be possible and it will therefore mean a reduction in the support they can offer to the residents of Darlington.  It could lead to the closure of organisations if they are unable to make the necessary changes for them to be sustainable, which will be very regrettable. We want to avoid this happening and we will support organisations making grant applications where we can. We will also be undertaking work to understand the impact of any reductions in service on individuals accessing them. 

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10 comment(s)

This table lists comments from the public about this proposal

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Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

Definitely cut

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

To cut funding to DAD is shambolic, DBC have a long history of supporting DAD to make a difference in disabled people lives. Cutting funding would be a travesty and cost DBC more money in the long run. Disabled people need help and support and DAD do this by cutting their funding, will not mean making money but will actually cost other adult services more money disabled people will not simply disappear.
DAD is 30 this year and the work they do is amazing for disabled people. Why are DBC dead set on targeting the vunerable and disabled in their cuts? Is it maybe because we are an easy target?
Fund DAD!

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

I agree with these cuts

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

why are you funding gay advice ? either fund all including "heterosexual monogamous " or none
because its discrimination

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

This is not a reduction of service. This is the end of the ONLY service to LGBT people. You will leave this community with nothing, absolutely nothing. No other section of society has had there service reduced to nothing.

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

The removal of funding for the information post operated by darlington association on disability is a vital first port oc all for anyone who needs aquick reliable response for any care or disability related request for information. When you ask for helpyou are treated with dignity confidentiality and staff are knolagable and if needed you are signposted to other relevant organisations. This would cause a huge amount of stress to a lot of people for the small amount of savings which is not been thought through

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

Letter from Gay Advice Darlington about the impact of proposals

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Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

Survey from Gay Advice Darlington

Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)

Letter containing comments from GADD clients

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Core AH5 (Adult Direct Payments to Personal Budget Costs)
Cut C05 (Cease Vulnerable Adults Floating Support)
Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)
Core CYP4 (Early Help Model Revised)
Cut Hu01 (Childrens Centres, Early Help and intervention - Specialist Family Support)
Core LLE18 (Concessionary Fares)
Cut W03 (Library Service Mobile Library)
Cut W20 (Blue Badge Parking)

Darlington Association on Disability response

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