An additional consultation event is being organised for people to have their say about the amount customers should contribute towards the cost of certain care services.

Wolverhampton City Council is proposing to increase the amount people should pay towards non-residential support, very sheltered housing care services and Supported Living services.

A number of consultation events have already been held and one final meeting has been arranged for Thursday 30 January, 2014. It will be held in the Council Chamber of the Civic Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Councillor Steve Evans, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "The number of people using non-residential support, very sheltered housing care and Supported Living services is increasing at a time when the council is facing an unprecedented financial challenge due to Government cutbacks.

"This is putting even greater pressure on council finances and so as part of our wider budget consultation, we are looking at how much people should be expected to pay towards the cost of certain care services.

"The increases will mainly affect those who can afford it and who receive disability benefits which are designed to help meet the cost of their care needs - those least able to pay will still not have to pay anything."

People can find out more about the proposals by calling Shen Brown on 01902 551040 or via, or Rose Powell on 01902 555494 or via Alternatively, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=1848;Title=Current consultations; for further information.

The closing date for comments is Friday 31 January, 2014.

  • released: Wednesday 22 January, 2014