To: Angus Council

Protect Social Care in Angus

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.

Angus

Reasons for signing

  • My sister is in care and even now she is not getting the support she needs
  • Get you priorities right and spend the money where it should be spent
  • Angus Council has had its budget slashed for 10 years by the Scottish Government, and these cuts to Vital public services are the result of those cuts. What sort of society are we living in when elderly people's services are being cut and the mainly women, dedicated, hard working staff that look after them are losing their jobs. It's just not right. I say no to any more cuts, and call on the Scottish Government to use the powers it has to do something about it.

Updates

2017-03-16 13:40:42 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-03-14 23:12:02 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-03-14 20:04:08 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-03-14 18:53:12 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-03-14 17:23:29 +0000

10 signatures reached