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Lib Dems fight cuts to Enhance Sheltered Housing

January 5, 2016 9:54 PM


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James Flanagan, Cllr Michael Dixey, Ida Linfied, and Cllr Martin Vye

Is 2016 really going to see the end of Canterbury Council's enhanced scheme for older residents? Or will the Council have a new resolution to care for it's elderly residents?

Since autumn last year Liberal Councillors have been questioning the imminent closure of the schemes in Canterbury and Whitstable.

"I have met with the relevant officers at County Hall, but, worryingly none of the figures I have been given seem to add up," said County Councillor Martin Vye.

"We are meeting with officers at the city council this week as we think urgent action is needed to resolve this situation" said Councillor Michael Dixey.

Lib Dem campaigners are supporting the petition "Help Elderly and Disabled residents maintain independence at Kent's leading council accommodation". This has been launched by the family of a 93 year old resident who will be affected by the Council's cuts. Their goal is to reach 1,000 signatures and can be signed on the website Change.org. - to sign online click here.

For those without online access it is also available at various outlets in Canterbury - ring Canterbury 750146 if you want more details.

The plans to close Canterbury Council's enhanced care scheme is going to two area member panels next week: CAMP on Monday 11th January and to WAMP on Wednesday 13th January. Local residents are welcome to attend and can speak at these meetings.