14 March 2016

Lambeth launches new "tough choices" website

Lambeth has launched a new tough choices campaign highlighting how it is seeking to protect the most vulnerable residents in the community despite another round of cuts to its budget.

As Vassall View reported last month, Lambeth has just passed its 2016/17 budget following the latest government spending review which saw the borough's resources reduced once again. Lambeth has now lost 56% of its funding from government since 2010 - that is around £200 million by 2018.

The video and webpage look to explain what this situation means for Lambeth:
This is the biggest financial challenge Lambeth has ever faced, and it comes at a time of unprecedented demand for our services.

Most of our money goes on our most vulnerable residents through things like Adult Social Care and Children’s Services. They remain our priority.

That means other services are feeling the strain and we need to make more tough choices about what we can afford.

It is a challenge for all of us; that includes the Council and everyone who lives, works or goes to school in this borough.

But if we all do our bit, we can keep Lambeth great.