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Fears for the future of wardens after funding loss

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

A series of meetings have place to consult with Mayflower residents to discuss services – including the use of wardens – after losing funding.

Matthew Spittles, Boston Mayflower’s director of operations, said: “Without this funding organisations like Boston Mayflower will be unable to pay for the ‘warden’ service. As a result we are intending to provide a greater level of housing management to ensure that tenancies can be sustained and to help our tenants live independently.”

Lincolnshire County Council will end its Supporting People funding from April 1, 2014 , when the new Wellbeing Service comes into effect.

This service will provide, through a countywide monitoring service, targeted interventions to assist people for a maximum of six weeks after which the voluntary sector and or friends and family will be expected to assist.

Without this funding organisations like Boston Mayflower will be unable to continue to provide the current ‘warden’ service to residents. These changes will affect older people living in sheltered, dispersed and partial bungalow housing schemes, and vulnerable people receiving tenancy support services.

Residents who have received letters through the post have raised concerns about the loss of wardens and also the possible loss of emergency cords.

Meetings took place in Boston, Wyberton, Kirton, Sutterton and Swineshead accomodation units during the rest of this week.

 

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