Adult care services across country hit by heavy snowfall

Social care services have been hit today as a result of heavy snow, though councils are taking steps to ensure vulnerable adults receive enough suppport.

Bury Council in Greater Manchester and Hampshire Council have closed their day centres to ensure older or disabled people are not endangered in travelling to services.

Home care services are being maintained in both areas but the councils have warned service users that staff could be delayed.

Bury Council said that, in some cases, home care staff stayed overnight with clients to ensure they received help today.

A Bury spokesperson said it was providing community meals services today through a range of methods. In Buckinghamshire, meals on wheels staff planned for the disruption by providing clients with frozen meals yesterday.

Buckinghamshire Council’s home care team visited vulnerable adults this morning, while off-duty social workers have been volunteering to visit clients in their homes.

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