At the end of June 2015, the centrally managed Disabled Persons Independent Living Fund (ILF) was closed, and this portion of the social care package finances was transferred, and became the responsibility […]
Derby City Council propose cutting 100% of all Voluntary Sector grants: Do they know the consequences?
In my earlier article, “Derby City Council has “lost the plot” on Voluntary Sector Grants” I provided a critique of the Council’s most recent consultation into the funding of the Voluntary, Community […]
Having the safety and security of a house is one of the most basic of needs. Resolving homelessness, whether that is as extreme as sleeping rough on the streets, or the daily […]
For the homeless in Derby there is not much cheer at Christmas, and the biting cold weather of winter, means that staying warm and being fed is the only purpose in life. […]
Derby City Council issued their 2016-19 Budget Consultation, yesterday. This makes proposals for how they will deliver the plan for the next 3 years and is open for public feedback by 5 […]
Derby has the dubious reputation of being on an increasingly long list of cities who have gained notoriety for being home to significant child sex abuse cases. In 2010, Operation Retriever led […]
Last Wednesday I reported on the fiasco which was the “debate” in the Derby City Council meeting on the Teaching Assistant’s petition. The Mayor rudely cut short Julia Redfern’s opening speech after […]