Cuts forecast

Malvern Gazette: Cuts forecast Cuts forecast

WE are about to experience the deepest cuts to social care since the welfare state was created.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services reports that in the three years to March 2014, the social care funding budget will have been cut by 20 per cent. By 2018, if the further cuts envisaged take place, then this will have grown to 50 per cent.

Social care supports us when we are at our most vulnerable. It has to cope with increasingly complex needs, particularly supporting older people with dementia and young people with multiple needs who now survive into adulthood.

The council has published a questionnaire asking the public to vote for which care services they would like to cut first.

In case the public does not have the taste for this the questionnaire implies disabled vulnerable adults can use their own resources. These may be localised, inconsistent or unreliable.

V BOUGHTON Malvern

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