More money for social care

I have been lobbying for more money for social care for both West Berkshire and Wokingham. We are the bottom end of the grant levels and have a high cost area for making provision. I was therefore pleased to hear the Health Secretary offer an additional £240 million and have asked for details. He has not yet published the list of allocations by Council area.

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4 Comments

  1. HK1
    Posted October 8, 2018 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Apologies for being totally off topic (feel free to delete – I would be happy to post on a more relevant discussion, if there was one), but the latest quote from a “European ambassador” that “Avoiding a hard border in Ireland has to be an all-weather fix — that means British election-proof” really means that this fix has to be “democracy-proof”.

    Any party that accepts that will lose the trust of the British nation, perhaps forever. I sincerely hope the Conservative party doesn’t consign itself to the electoral rubbish heap by supporting this.

    • Nigel Seymour
      Posted October 9, 2018 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      Some people have already lost trust in Politics, MP’s, Democracy, Trust in our Prime Minister! (I could go on). I was in a Lexus showroom when May was delivering her conf speech on the big screen – a fellow lady watcher said to me “I cant stand her, she has just lied and keeps lying to us”…

  2. Nigel Seymour
    Posted October 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    J, Waiting in anticipation to hear from you. I suppose my Mum could move to Tower Hamlets and get ‘looked after’??

  3. Alan Jutson
    Posted October 8, 2018 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Whilst any financial help is always welcomed, divided up over all the Health Authorities/Local Authorities in the UK £240 million does not leave much for each.

    Now if we had a good share of the £39 Billion promised to the EU, then we could have a reasonable chance of making things rather better.
    Add on some of the foreign Aid budget running at about £17 Billion a year (when you include the extra EU contributions of ours that they spend), and it would make a real difference.

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