SLAS which offers emergency support to those who can’t afford things like food , clothing or energy bills – is to be retained in the new financial year.

Stockport Council’s Local Assistance Scheme which offers emergency support to those who can’t afford things like food , clothing or energy bills – is to be retained in the new financial year.

The announcement comes following a consultation with residents and other stakeholders on the future of the SLAS and its costs.

The local authority says it continues to face financial challenges which means it has to address a funding gap of £47 million over the next four years on top of £100 million to date.

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