Social care set for budget windfall in Aberdeen

MILLIONS of pounds of extra cash is to be pumped into schools and social work in Aberdeen next year as part of a commitment to frontline services.

Aberdeen City Council wants to make £750,000 available for extra teachers and £200,000 for additional learning support.

The council also intends spending £374,000 more on commissioning social work services, as well as a £748,000 (1%) year-on-year rise.

There will be an additional £545,000 to help provide “personalised budgets” for people in receipt of homecare to give them more say in the services they receive.

The draft operating budget will go to the finances and resources committee on Thursday, December 6.

Finance convener, councillor Willie Young said: “In real terms we are spending an extra £14m in services.”