I agree with your comments, however £2bn is a drop in the ocean compared to the amounts the Government have starved Local Authorities from due to the dreaded austerity cuts.

If MPs and Ministers were doing care work then there would be no problem in providing large salary increases or any other increases as austerity is not part of them. However, none of them would be capable of doing such work as you need to have common sense and be a caring person and not just look after number one.

Poppy's Place

I think I’m supposed to be grateful.

I think all of us disabled, and older people are supposed to say ‘Thank you’ to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, for his much flaunted, much hyped boost of £2bn for Social Care in yesterday’s Spring Budget.

Well then.

Here goes…

Thank you Mr Hammond, you are so beneficent and generous.

Sure, £2bn is an awful lot of money, and, with any luck it, at least some of should help ease the Care Crisis we currently have in this country, but it can only help if it actually filters down to the people it’s supposed to be helping. My major concern is that it will be shared out amongst all the Social Services Departments, nationwide, and will just vanish into their usual, annual Social Care black hole. We, the older and disabled people who are the ones who are supposed to reap the benefit…

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