Friday, 25 March 2011

A Fair Deal For Elderly People

The Conservatives in Cambridgeshire are cutting the care provided to elderly people by a massive 25%. Your local Liberal Democrats would reverse this.

Under our Liberal Democrat alternative budget, those elderly people who need it would get more personal care to get washed, dressed and fed at a time in their life when they most could do with the help.

"It’s not fair to punish people who have worked hard all their lives by denying them care when they need it the most and are least able to stand up for themselves", said County Councillor Andy Pellew, "It's very disappointing that the Conservatives in Shirehall are closing libraries, ending bus subsidies, cutting highway maintenance, while at the same time failing to eliminate waste".

The Liberal Democrat Alternative Budget - rejected unanimously by the Conservatives in Shirehall - would have made this cut to the care budget for the elderly unnecessary while at the same time freezing Council Tax in 2011 and keeping future tax rises below the current rate of inflation.