‘Po­lit­i­cal row’ over future of care

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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