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Enhanced Care for the Elderly - Final Decision

October 31, 2016 8:21 PM
Focus Team Ida Linfield, Michael Dixey & James Flanagan at Cranmer House

Ida Linfield, Cllr Mike Dixey and James Flanagan at Cranmer House

The final decision has now been made by the council to downgrade their 'enhanced care' schemes for the elderly in the sheltered housing at Cranmer House, Whitgift Court and Collard House in Canterbury. Most of the staff providing this much needed support are being made redundant.

"The decision was both unfair and divisive" said James Flanagan "as only one of the three schemes will now have an overnight support worker every night - despite the majority of residents voting for it, and other support is being dramatically reduced!"

Without this extra care, many of the residents will become isolated and have to go into residential care.

Cranmer House in London Road is ideally situated for the elderly - close to St Dunstan's Church, a doctors' surgery and local bus stops.

James Flanagan and Ida Linfield both spoke out strongly against these plans at the local council meeting and were supported by Westgate residents.

Your local Liberal Democrats have long campaigned on this issue over the past year here.