THERE are plenty of unanswered questions from County Hall as a result of the imminent loss of the One Support service in our district.

The key one, of course, is how are our most vulnerable and isolated expected to cope without the invaluable support they have been receiving for many years?

The service offers people weekly help with the kind of things many of us take for granted, such as advice over finances and support to carry out household jobs.

On Tuesday, just 17 days before One Support was due to end in the district, a meeting was finally held for those affected.

The meeting was understandably behind closed doors, and we trust those in attendance got the answers they were looking for.

We all understand that our local authorities must keep a close eye on their bottom line in the face of ever-increasing Government funding cuts. But council leaders must admit that the case for cutting the service, affecting those least in a position to speak up against it, has clearly not been made.

It’s time for them to speak up and explain how they will support those most in need.