Budget 2022: Investments will support people to live and age well across North Lincolnshire

People, Health and Care
13:36, Friday, 25th February 2022

A raft of investments across the coming years will support and enable people across the area to prosper into old age.

Concessionary fares for peak travel times will remain, the innovative care hotel will be continued, and a grant will also be used to further support the work of the Forge in Scunthorpe to ensure homeless people are given the support needed.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, deputy leader and cabinet member for adults and health, said: “We have worked more closely with partners across the health service than ever before over the last couple of years, ensuring people who need care get the right care at the right time in a way that suits them best.

“A series of innovations such as the care hotel and many other collaborations mean we are well placed to support people across the area to really get back to living as full a life as possible.

“The budget prioritises investments to those people who really need it most and recognises where we need to just be there to support families and communities.”

The investments are part of North Lincolnshire Council’s annual budget which was approved at a full council meeting on Thursday, 24 February.

The inflation-busting budget saw only small council tax rises of 0.89 per cent and an uplift in the social care precept of two per cent.