How can Leeds bridge the social inequality divide in the face of nearly £30m council cuts? - the YEP says
The first cut is the deepest.
But what happens when those wounds continue to go deeper without having an impact on vital services for the city of Leeds?
In 2016/17, council chiefs had £76.3m shaved off from their cash pot followed by a further £81m the year after.
As Leeds’ population continues to swell nearly half of those savings are set to come from the adult and healthcare pot.
It’s a service that continues to creak under the strain when it comes to meeting the social care demands of an ageing population.
A further £5m is set to come from the authority’s environmental budget – an irony when this city has declared a climate emergency.
Leeds is a tale of two cities.