South West Londoner
Croydon’s social care services will receive increased funding after the council purchased two properties in the borough.
Croydon Council will receive rental income of around £330,000 to spend on frontline services after a £14million investment in premises in Waddon and New Addington.
Councillor Simon Hall, cabinet member for finance and resources said: “Croydon, over the years, has seen a 75% cut in government funding. As a local authority, there are huge pressures on children’s and adult social care.”
The property on Waddon’s Imperial Way is occupied by builders’ merchants Selco while medical supplies specialists Healthcare Alliance are the current tenants on New Addington’s Vulcan Way.