Norfolk County Council and Julian Support met this morning as planned to discuss Ashcroft and had a positive conversation about the situation facing the home and its future.
We both recognise that Ashcroft is a valuable service that provides very specific support to a number of vulnerable women.
Julian Support has been able to identify ways to reduce their costs and the council has increased its funding offer to a level which Julian Support believe would enable them to continue providing a safe and good quality level of care for the seven beds purchased by the council. In addition, the council will continue to work with Julian Support to try to increase the viability of the home and make the service’s future more secure.
Both Julian Support and the County Council are aware that the uncertainty surrounding Ashcroft has caused a lot of concern, particularly among those who are currently being supported at the home or who have benefitted from the service in the past, and we are keen to work together to find a solution.