One MK have a story up about the possible effect of cuts being made to our Community Mobiliser Service. There’s a snippet below, but click here to read the full article.
A service which has saved Milton Keynes Council on average £2.5 million per year is set to be drastically reduced due to funding cuts.
Community Action:MK, a charity which co-ordinates voluntary events around Milton Keynes, currently provides community mobilisers to eight areas in the city – to support people and organisations and develop local groups.
But from September, areas such as Fishermead, Netherfield and Stantonbury will no longer benefit from the service.
A report by Bruce Fenning, an expert in social return on investment, in June estimated that the community mobiliser service brings a return of £8.15 for every £1 of investment.
Robbie Macpherson, chief operating officer for Community Action:MK, understands that cuts need to be made, but believes the decision will prove costly.
He said: “It is a large amount of money we are losing and it will have a huge impact on the work we do. We offer a sort of preventative service before further council services are needed.
“They do have make cuts somewhere, but I think in the longer term, they are going to have more demand on the council’s services as a result.”
To carry on reading, please click here to read the full article at One MK.
Our Community Mobilisers are a god send in all our localities! MOBILISERS!WORK for all ages! working for the whole good tirelessly for every one they must be kept or our local society will breakdown causing widespread problems with ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOR,HEALTH AND MOBILITY
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