Highland Council to focus on education in the third in a series of Facebook chats on budget issues

Highland Council will be holding a Facebook chat on Wednesday 11 November on Care and Learning. The chat is one of a series of chats on budget issues, which began with a discussion on the council tax and focused on community services last week.

Chair of Education, Children and Adult Services Committee, Cllr Drew Millar and Director of Care and Learning Bill Alexander will be on our Facebook event page from 6pm to 7pm to chat with you and hear your views on care and education.

The Care and Learning Service provides: Education, Social Care and Community Health services for children and their families in the Highland Council area; Additional Support Needs; Mental Health Officers; Criminal Justice Social Work; put of hours Social Work; facilities management in schools; and cleaning and catering services. It also commissions culture and leisure services from High Life Highland and adult social care from NHS Highland.

Councillor Millar said: “We are currently looking at a wide range of proposals and ideas to save money and increase income, while protecting the most essential of services as far as possible.

He added: “The feedback through Facebook is helpful and we will take that into account along with other ways of gauging public views, whether face to face or through other surveys. Our Citizens’ Panel is representative of the adult population and we will be surveying it at the end of the month.”

You can take part in the facebook chat and some of the questions posed on our facebook event page.

10 Nov 2015
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