Sandwell Council is carrying out a consultation on how it funds Sandwell Visually Impaired. SVI is a user-led charitable organisation which provides a range of support services for visually impaired people in Sandwell. The Council currently pays for administration and staffing costs for two part time workers at 18.5 hours each. The Council also provides the office premises for SVI.
As the Council tries to deal with the biggest budget cuts in its history, it is seeking views on proposals for the future funding of SVI. Your views about this proposal are very important and the Council would like to hear from you.
Join them from 10 am – 1 pm on Tuesday 6 December at The Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury B69 1HE.
Please confirm your attendance by email or phone. This will help to plan the numbers expected on the day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Telephone (0121) 569 5424.
Staff will be at reception to meet you upon arrival, and a number of staff will be available on the day to support with scribing and note taking. You are very welcome to bring someone with you.
Transport costs to and from the event will be reimbursed, where a taxi receipt or bus ticket is provided. A photocopy of the bus ticket will be taken, if the ticket is required for your return journey.
Other ways you can have your say
The Council is carrying out a public survey. This can be completed electronically (in a plain text Word format) and returned by email. The survey is available printed in 16 font size, which can be returned using a pre-paid envelope to Adult Social Care.
You can request the survey, printed, electronically or on audio, using the contact details above. If you require assistance to complete the survey over the phone please also contact details above.
You have the option of completing the survey online on the Council’s website if you would find this format more suitable.
Drop in session
The Council is holding a drop in session from 10 am – 2 pm at Oldbury Library, on Thursday 8 December. Everyone is welcome to attend, complete a survey or fill in a comments card to share their views about the proposals.