Continued reductions in government funding mean that Leicester City Council needs to make additional budget savings of £55 million by April 2019. This is on top of the £100 million of savings already made.
All council departments will be affected by financial cuts, including Education and Children’s Services, which delivers youth services.
As a result, we are proposing to change the way youth services are delivered. This includes the following services:
One to one support for young people
Open access youth clubs
Street based youth services
Youth clubs for young carers
Youth clubs for young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Youth involvement and participation
Other youth services funded by Leicester City Council
We will refer to young people with special educational needs and disabilities as SEND throughout this questionnaire.
In order to make the necessary savings, we are considering three different options.