Protesting care home owners urge ‘act locally’

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

Crisis in Care (CIC), the group which organised the October 21 London protest march for better funding of long term care, is now organising local protests at local authority offices in a persistent effort to raise awareness of the plight of many care home owners. CIC organiser Lesley Graves, of Springbank House in Derbyshire, said care home owners had protested outside the Derbyshire County Council offices in Matlock in late November. “The message to care home owners is start doing things locally,” Ms Graves told Caring Times. “We plan to hold another protest in Sheffield in mid-December. People need to be made aware of how local authorities are wasting taxpayers’ money by funding people in their own care homes at a higher rate than they fund private sector placements.” Ms Graves said Crisis in Care was seeking a meeting with Opposition leader William Hague, and was scheduled to meet with Opposition health spokesman Phillip Hammond in February. She said care home owners who were interested in organising local

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