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Crisis Support 2024-2025 - This consultation has now ended

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We want to hear your views on this budget proposal for 2023-2024.

What we would like you to do
Over the next year, the Council will need to make tough decisions to balance next year’s budget due to Government cuts, inflation and increasing demand for services such as social care as more residents require support. This short survey is to help us find out what you think about our proposal for the Crisis Support Scheme.
Here's a summary of what we propose: 
“We propose to discontinue this scheme, which provides financial help for our residents in the City who have experienced a crisis or disaster. We will continue to provide other financial support schemes such as the Discretionary Housing Payment and Council Tax Support schemes, and signpost people to other payment schemes they may be able to apply for, and debt management and advice services."
We are consulting on all our proposals between 30 November 2023 and 17 January 2024. Have your say by completing the short survey here: Your views on crisis support, or by emailing us at: letstalk@newcastle.gov.uk. We have also produced a PDF copy of our questions, which can be found at the bottom of the page and can be printed off, completed, and returned to us at:  FREEPOST Let’s Talk if this is easier for you or someone you know.
Here is the Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) for this proposal, a summary of what we propose to do, and the impact we expect it will have: Crisis Support Scheme 2024-2025. You can also find it attached to this consultation at the bottom of the page. Please give us your views.
If you have questions
If you have any questions about this or you need the consultation materials in different formats, such as large print, you can email us at: letstalk@newcastle.gov.uk, call 0191 278 7878, or write to us at: FREEPOST Let’s Talk
What happens next
After the consultation closes, in February 2024 Cabinet will be asked to recommend the post-consultation budget to City Council. City Council will debate and vote on the budget at their meeting in March 2024. We will publish the final budget proposals, including a report on the consultation findings, on our website: Newcastle City Council. Thank you for giving us your views.
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