Adult care – Providing support for older people including social care, learning disabilities and independent living
Children and families – Protecting children from harm, providing education support, support for troubled families and looking after children in care
Communities and infrastructure – Looking after your roads, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, public transport, libraries and trading standards
Public health – Helping you stay fit and healthy, and support with ageing well
Support services – Everything else we do
This year Gloucestershire County Council’s budget is £428.11million – a £2.8million or less than 1% reduction on the 2013/14 budget. Our money comes from different places. Firstly, we receive a grant from central government and this grant has been decreasing year on year.
The second route of funding is through council tax. In Gloucestershire we have chosen not to increase council tax for the past four years in order to help local people manage their own budgets.
Finally, we sometimes get one off pots of money for specific things like public health or dedicated building schemes.
The Pie Chart above illustrates how we are spending your money this year.