‘Political row’ over future of care
A LABOUR councillor has labelled Council leader Michael Jones’ accusation of trying to turn the care issue into a political football as ‘outrageous’.
After the council’s health and adult social care overview and scrutiny committee backed the cabinet decision to implement its Dementia Commissioning Plan, Coun Jones, right, launched a scathing attack on political figures who he says had delayed it.
Speaking after the scrutiny committee meeting earlier this month, he said: “What we and the people of Cheshire East need is strong action and action now – not unnecessary delays.
“Increasing need for dementia care is a ticking time-bomb for communities. Nor should it be about turning adult social care into a political football – as some are seeking to do.”
But that sparked a war of words with Coun Laura Jeuda, one of a group of six councillors that called in the cabinet’s decision. She said: “That statement is outrageous. All we are trying to do is save a