At Thursday’s budget-
The Council only provides services for those with critical needs. Now the Tories are bringing in a new regime of means-
Cllr Malcolm Armstrong (Liberal Democrat Councillor for Winnersh) who speaks for the Liberal Democrats on adult social care said: ‘Up until now, day care has been completely free. The first four weeks of respite care were charged at £126 a week. Now every week will be subject to the full charge of at least £575, more than four times as much.
‘The Conservatives have said that they won’t force people to pay the whole amount unless they have savings of £23,000. But even £23,000 won’t go far at £575 a week.
‘I worry about means-
‘I thought vulnerable people were the top priority for the Conservatives. This budget’s a funny way of showing it.’