£18m extra support for Worcestershire’s most vulnerable

As part of its 2018/19 budget, Worcestershire County Council has agreed to invest more than £18 million extra into supporting the county's most vulnerable people.

The budget includes the investment of £10.5 million into children's social care and a further £7.8 million into adult's social care. Additionally, aided by a 4.94 per cent council tax increase, there will be capital investment of £37.5 million on the county's roads and infrastructure.

Andy Roberts, cabinet member with Responsibility for Children and Families, said: "We are committed to improving the lives of Worcestershire's children and young people. Children deserve the very best start in life that we can give them. There is a lot more that we have to do to support the ongoing work to improve children's social care in Worcestershire. These additional funds will make a difference to children's lives and help us to deliver the improvements that we need to deliver."

Event Diary

When doing more with less, collaboration is key.

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

Insightful interviews and candid conversation from housing experts ensure Europe’s largest housing conference remains the sector’s must-attend event