Have your say on new care pro­pos­als at fo­cus ses­sions

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Rotary Corner -

Res­i­dents can have their say on plans to change the way peo­ple pay for care ser­vices in the city.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil is hold­ing a con­sul­ta­tion on whether to change the cri­te­ria on how peo­ple qual­ify for care sup­port. The pro­pos­als also in­cludechangestootherser­vices, in­clud­ing meals on wheels.

Coun­cil­lor Wayne Fitzger­ald, Cab­i­net mem­ber for adult so­cial care, said: “Wedon’twant any­one to have to pay more for the care they re­ceive.

“But we have to re­think the way we pro­vide ser­vices to en­sure that the money we have avail­able to pro­vide care is spent on those with the great­est need.

Cllr Fitzger­ald added: “Year on year we are re­ceiv­ing less money from the Government but we­have­to­con­tin­ue­pro­vid­ing key ser­vices such as adult so­cial care.”

Con­sul­ta­tion ses­sions will be­hel­dattheDeafBlindCen­tre, Cygnet park, Hamp­ton, to­mor­rowat 10amtonoo­nand1pmto 3pm, Jan­uary 15, be­tween 7pm and 9pm, Jan­uary 18, be­tween 1pm and 3pm, Jan­uary 24 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and Jan­uary 25 from 10am to noon.

Therewil­lal­sobe­ses­sion­sat West­gateChurch, West­gate, Peter­bor­ough on Jan­uary 29 and Jan­uary 31 both be­tween 2pm and 4pm.

Peo­ple can also have their say by call­ing 01733 864666 and leav­ing a voice­mail.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. peter­bor­ough. gov. uk

Cllr Wayne Fitzger­ald

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