Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP URGES CHANCELLOR TO ENSURE FAIRER FUNDING FOR SOCIAL CARE

March 8, 2017 - 4:35pm By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to ensure we have a fairer funding for social care.
 
Jess has written to Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, urging him to provide local councils with the funding they need to solves the current social care crisis. 
 
Jess also asked him to address the disparity in funding that currently exists across England. For example, the weekly local rates of residential homes for older people in Yardley are £436, with homes having to charge a £55 top up as they spend £500 a week per person and therefore always have a deficit. In comparison, the weekly local rates in Buckinghamshire are £615 and in Windsor and Maindenhead are £632.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"To Birmingham residents and care homes that look after them, this simply looks as though matter less to the Government."
 
"The charity run care homes in my constituency are at breaking point, what will happen if they close? This is a postcode lottery and it is not fair."
 
"I want the Government to focus on areas like mine that are currently underfunded, and to plug some of the gaps in social care."

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