Deeper cuts to adult social care packages planned as council budgets drop by 4%

Service users face reductions to support and extra charges for services under council savings plans for 2014-15, finds Community Care

Credit: Burger/Phanie/Rex Features
Credit: Burger/Phanie/Rex Features

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One Response to Deeper cuts to adult social care packages planned as council budgets drop by 4%

  1. Chris Sterry April 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Many, if not all councils are making cuts which will affect frontline services and some of these will reduce the amount of care being given or made available to some of the most vulnerable adults in the UK.

    Many of these adults are reliant solely on their council funded care packages, as their disability benefits are used to fund other essectially daily living costs, such as food, heating and other costs.

    Some may have family carers, but these carers are already providing care to the limit of their resources. There is no slack for them to do more. many of the carers, themselves are aged and after many years of caring, their health as or is beginning to deteriorate.

    The effects of any of these cuts will enhance the health deteriorisation of both family carers and those being cared for. This will, create many safeguarding issues and will further stretch the resources of both the NHS and Social Services.

    Thereby creating a much greater funding crisis.

    While I do not begrudge the ‘ring fenced’ money for Overseas Aid, thereby safeguarding the vulnerable overseas, but why can not the same be given to the vulnerable of the UK.