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Reductions to the Supporting People budget 2017/2018 – Bristol

Bristol City Council approved its budget in February 2017. Included in the budget decided
by the Full Council was the requirement to achieve budget savings across a number of
identified areas.

Reluctantly, one of the identified areas was a requirement to reduce the spend on
Supporting People services. The council currently spends £7.2m on these services every
year, but there is a need to reduce our spend by £1.8million. The required savings are
£643k in 2017/18 with a further £1.16 reduction in 2018/19.