Lewisham Council targets cuts of another £10m

A Lewisham Council worker writes:

I thought you might like to know that all staff in Lewisham got an online notice yesterday that the cuts in Lewisham have now gone up by another £10 million. They will now be a staggering £95 million. To quote: "we must deliver £42m savings by April 2015. The scale of this challenge is unprecedented."

The biggest sources of potential savings so-far identified include "smarter assessment and deeper integration of social care and health," and sharing services with other Councils. Job losses at the borough's biggest employer are likely to follow.