Minister petitioned for action on funding


Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A petition signed by 2,000 people who are receiving care and care providers has been sent to minister Phil Woolas by the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire), calling on the Government to provide better funding to local authorities to fund care. ICG chair Mike Padgham said the petition was a message to government that fairer levels of funding needs to be provided to local authorities like North Yorkshire and York to fund care. “It is sent not just coming from people providing that care but also from those most vulnerable of all, those receiving that care,” said Mr Padgham. In a report released in January, the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) warned that people were turning to relatives and friends for care because local authorities no longer had the funding available to care for everyone who needs it. The Commission warns that the proportion of people who are over 65 is growing – over the next 20 years projections indicate it will rise by 53 per cent. But two-thirds of councils





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