Committee to review West Sussex County Council’s budget

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WEST Sussex County Council’s draft budget for 2014–2015 will be reviewed by the health and adult social care select committee next week.

At a meeting on Wednesday, committee members will focus on the plans relating to health, adult social care and public health.

It comes against a backdrop of population growth and increasing life expectancy, with the number of people aged 65 and over projected to rise by more than 30,000 between 2011 and 2021.

Nearly 8,000 of those will be older than 85.

The committee will also be reviewing savings plans for health, adult social care and public health for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

The committee’s comments will be fed to the next meeting of the council’s cabinet, which takes place on January 28.

The meeting will take place at county hall in Chichester at 10.30am and is open to the public.