Following the consultation period, we are all delighted that the uncertainty regarding our current contract with Leicester City Council has gone for the moment, with the Council confirming their acceptance of our alternative option. Whilst not ideal, it is the best possible outcome in view of the funding difficulties faced.

Inevitably, we will have to make some changes due to the reduction in funding and directives from Leicester City Council. These changes include the closure of one of our schemes, resulting in a reduction of units from 46 to 38 and staffing restructure.

The last 9 months or so have been a really difficult and challenging period for everybody involved with Norton Housing & Support, whether that be Residents, their relatives, staff, Trustees or partner organisations. We hope to now move forward and we will be looking to implement the changes necessary as quickly as possible but in a supportive and sensitive manner.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all once again for the amazing support we have received in responding to the Council. I am sure we would not now be in the position we are without this!