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Closing old peoples care homes

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by sevenhills, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. sevenhills

    sevenhills Active Member

    Leeds City Council are closing care homes, because of Government cuts, but people seem to be blaming the council.
    If the Government cut funding for the Police or Fire Service, you wouldnt blame anyone else but the Government.
    If residents or the NHS pay for the care homes, they would not close. People should pay for their own care in old age, unless it is health care. These care homes that are closing, some specialise in dementia, so should they be NHS funded?

    Linda Newsome, whose mum is a resident with dementia at Siegen Manor, said campaigners collected 1,500 signatures opposing the home’s closure.

    Linda Newsome, whose mum is a resident with dementia at Siegen Manor, said campaigners collected 1,500 signatures opposing the home’s closure.

    Read more at: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co....-bid-for-inquiry-into-closure-plans-1-7987297

    http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/health/leeds-dementia-unit-closures-slammed-1-5994523
     
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  3. Cowl2

    Cowl2 Active Member

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    Expect even more to close when May kicks out all the foreigners.
     
  4. Agent_W

    Agent_W Active Member

    Neat, that. All going exactly to plan. The Tories' plan, that is.

    Councils are having their funding cut all over the place, to the point that they can't run things properly any more. Government then moves the goalposts on what councils are required to provide by law. And of course, that's not politically motivated at all. Oh no. Not in any way. So councils figure out what they have to do legally, then try to make judgements on how best to spend what's left. And deeply unpopular cuts are made, because they have to be.

    Expect a load of "Your Labour council has cut X, Y and Z" at the next round of local elections. It's always worth looking at who runs a council and how much their budgets have been cut by. There's a trend there. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to call it a correlation.

    There's a council in Oxfordshire that provides no services at all. It pays private contractors to run everything. That's where this is headed for all of us. Francis Maude "announced" it in a speech in 2012, although it wasn't widely reported at the time. There's something about it here: http://www.tribunemagazine.org/2012/03/tories-plan-to-wipe-out-state-services/

    Highlight: "He said the aim was to end once and for all the idea of any provision of public services by the state."
     

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