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.


  1. HK1
    October 8, 2018

    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.

    1. Nigel Seymour
      October 9, 2018

      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
    October 8, 2018

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

  3. Alan Jutson
    October 8, 2018

    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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