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(UK) Lancashire: $543K for school special needs unit

Feb 20, 2022, Blog Preston: Lancashire County Council confirm council tax increase and budget plans for 2022

NW England

Lancashire County Council has this week set a £5 million levelling up fund to improve services across the county. The approved package of measures aims to improve roads, libraries, support for older people, flood prevention and environmental schemes. The levelling up fund will build on a £12.8 million scheme announced last year to encourage economic recovery in areas hardest hit by the pandemic, stimulating growth, creating jobs and unlocking further investment.... “We understand how important our role is in supporting our most vulnerable residents, with extra help for adult social care and services to support children, as well as those affected by loneliness and social isolation.”…

To support Adult Social Care, £500,000 will increase the reach of the council’s Reablement Service, aiming to help older people stay independent in their homes, prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and enable timely discharges.

A £100,000 scheme will tackle loneliness and social isolation, and £100,000 will be used for a new Best Start in Life scheme to help young children and families.

£400,000 [$543K] will create an additional Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) unit at a school, allowing parents more choice to choose a school closer to home and family….


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