500 signatures reached
To: Angus Council
Protect Social Care in Angus
We call on Angus Council and the Integrated Joint Board to halt planned changes, service cuts and privatised Social Care.
Why is this important?
On the 1st of July 2017, Angus Council plan to commence the implementation of proposals which will see social care provision changed, services cut and privatised. The number of staff responding to Community Alarm calls will be cut during the day, working hours will be cut, some staff will be forced to provide a car to undertake their duties and there will be approximately 170 job losses. All of this will impact on the most vulnerable members of our community.
We believe that the evidence does not exist to support these plans or to implement them safely. We believe that private sector interest to provide social care in rural Angus just isn't there. Care for profit is wrong. We call on Angus Council and the Integrated Joint Board to halt these plans and to reassess this strategy.
Cuts to vital care services will impact on the most vulnerable members of our community.