Government provides extra money for social care for West Berkshire and for Wokingham

I have lobbied with others for more money for our local social care services. The government announced extra money in the Budget and has now sent me the details of our local allocations.

West Berkshire will receive an extra £500,898 for winter pressures, and an extra £855,700 for adult and children care, making a total of £1,356,598.

Wokingham will receive £401,589 for winter pressures and £686,048 for adult and children care, making a total of £1,087,637

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  1. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted November 13, 2018 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Could you indicate how that compares to the total budget please Mr Redwood?

  2. John Barleycorn
    Posted November 14, 2018 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    It costs over £600 a week to keep someone in the most basic care home, and about £250 to keep them at home, so this extra money is only enough to keep 22 people in a care home for a year. Tiny amounts like these, which are not guaranteed from year to year, are no answer to the crisis in care our country faces.

    Please pressure the Government to develop a strategy for solving this crisis, rather than doling out fractions of the amount needed. My mother will spend her life savings on care.

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