Shropshire's Age concern in funding axe job cuts

SHROPSHIRE'S AGE Concern is to cut jobs and services after its council grant was slashed by 20 per cent.

SHROPSHIRE'S AGE Concern is to cut jobs and services after its council grant was slashed by 20 per cent.

The charity's north and south Shropshire offices will close in April and its Help at Home scheme will be reduced by 10 per cent. The pub, club and parish links co-ordinator post will be lost and there will also be cuts in the day centre budget.

Chief executive Heather Osborne said the cuts were extremely worrying and she said she feared that older people would see vital services eroded.

Comments for: "Shropshire's Age concern in funding axe job cuts"

Rob, Telford

"she feared that older people would see vital services eroded"

It's clear that vital services already ARE being eroded. So much for David Cameron's "Big Society"....

...meanwhile, over the last few days I've seen an increasing number of "let's not be beastly to the bankers" articles in the national press.