Labour Shadow Spokesperson for Adult Care, Cllr Sarah Adams has called on the Conservative administration on Suffolk County Council to think again over the punitive cuts of £12m to the Adult and Community care budget that will be presented to the Council’s Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 23rd November.
Budget Scrutiny papers show that the bulk of the Council’s cuts next year will fall on care purchasing. This means that older people will undoubtedly be left to fend for themselves in their old age as the council looks to ‘mitigate care purchasing demand increases’, or in plain English cut services for older people.
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The Labour Group has appointed Cllr Kathy Bole as its Spokesperson for Disability in recognition of the particular, significant impact of government and council cuts to funding is having on the lives of disabled Suffolk residents.
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This budget is about the money that this Council has to spend and the ways in which it decides to spend it or not spend it. But the important issue is not the money itself but the effect that it has on people’s lives. We are not bringing this amendment because we have a pathological hatred of financial reserves, but because we have a deep-seated hatred of ill health, and poor education, and unsafe situations for children, and freezing homes for elderly people, and the despair that goes with a life where everything seems to be getting worse. And we resent seeing the Council sit on the financial means to deal with those issues, but do less and less each year.
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Vital help for elderly, disabled and young people will go by the wayside if Suffolk County Council makes its proposed £30 million of cuts, Labour Councillors warned today.
Services hardest hit will be Adult Care, and Children & Young People, which between them lose around £18 million from their budgets.
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Labour councillors on Suffolk County Council today submitted an amendment to the 2014 budget challenging the Conservative administration to think again over its damaging cuts proposals.
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Cuts in services proposed by Suffolk County Council’s Conservative administration, published today, will reduce their ability to prevent some vulnerable residents from slipping into greater need, say Labour Councillors.
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Labour Shadow Spokesperson for Localities, Cllr Mandy Gaylard, has expressed her concern about the damaging cuts to culture and the third sector in Suffolk following the release of the names of organisations due to have their income slashed by Suffolk County Council.
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Following questioning from Labour Councillors on Suffolk County Council the administration has agreed to review the age limitations on the Endeavour Card.
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Labour Shadow Spokesperson for Finance and Property, Cllr Leonard Jacklin, has today called on Suffolk County Council to think again and revoke the end of the Corporate Regeneration Fund after a Freedom of Information request has identified how much the fund has been worth to Suffolk.
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Labour Councillors challenged Conservative claims that £36.8m of proposed budget cuts would represent savings to the Suffolk public. The proposals were being put forward by the Conservative administration on Suffolk County Council at the Scrutiny Committee meeting today.
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