Fight to save vital funding

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A DONCASTER women’s charity has joined the fight to challenge funding cuts.

Platform 51 is among 15 organisations who have written to the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb MP expressing deep concern about proposals to abolish parts of the Social Fund.

The Social Fund provides a safety net to many of the most vulnerable people in society. Platform 51 fears that proposed changes to abolish Community Care Grants and most aspects of Crisis Loans, could result in a drastic and wide scale reduction of vital support to those most in need.

The charities want to meet with the Mr Webb to explain how the proposals will affect the most vulnerable to ensure an effective safety net is maintained.