Campaigners fight ‘catastrophic’ plans

Service users and staff from SAFE lobby Cllr Clare Neill at Derbyshire County Council's HQ.

Service users and staff from SAFE lobby Cllr Clare Neill at Derbyshire County Council's HQ.

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Campaigners fear controversial cost-cutting plans could have a “catastrophic” effect on scores of vulnerable young people.

SAFE – which helps disadvantaged 16 to 24-year-olds – faces extinction because of a proposed 85 per cent funding cut from cash-strapped Derbyshire County Council (DCC).

The group fears its demise would ruin the lives of hundreds of needy young men and women in Derbyshire and is rallying to defeat the contentious proposals.

 

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