MP joins campaign to ward off social care cuts

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BRADFORD East MP David Ward will today join others to launch a campaign to oppose possible changes to social care in the city in a move that could mean over 2,000 people are no longer eligible for help.

Bradford Council is currently consulting on changes to the Fair Access to Care Criteria and proposes to increase the point at which the council will pay for care from “moderate” to “substantial.” If backed, it will mean people’s conditions will have to be a lot worse to get support.

The authority is currently grappling with cuts to its funding from Government and is facing tough choices about the services it provides.

Mr Ward will be joined today by former Care Services Minister Paul Burtsow MP, Scope and others to launch its Bradford Cares campaign. For more information and to sign a petition visit: http://bradfordcares.org

He said: “Bradford Cares is a fantastic joint effort with many local charities to help fight against the devastating cuts that the council are proposing to make to over 2,000 really vulnerable local people in Bradford.

“Today is about showing that Bradfordians care about whether our loved ones get the help and support that they need and deserve.”