Women’s residential service could shut down as lifeline funding cut

Officials say they need to ensure value for money

Operators of a female residential service, helping to divert women with complex issues away from prison, fear its on the brink of closure unless there is an urgent review of budget cuts.

The 218 service in Glasgow has been described as life saving by some who been referred for support over the last 2 decades.

Managers claim they’ve been blindsided by a decision to slash funding in half, which has left them with an unworkable budget.