Nottingham Labour is committed to providing good quality services for our older residents. We think our senior citizens deserve to live in comfortable homes and in stable and supportive communities and we will strive to achieve this even though cuts in Government funding have meant higher charges and less support to our elderly and most vulnerable. But people need and want to have choices as they get older and their need for care and support grows.
Over the last four years we have developed a mix of di!erent ways to provide care for older people, recognising that the private sector can be, but is not always the most appropriate provider; and although we heavily support care within the home we still recognise that council-run care homes have their place.
We also now fund ‘self-directed care’ that for those that want it, provides a budget to buy personalised care from whoever they choose. But Nottingham Labour also recognises that older doesn’t always mean less able. People in their fifties don’t consider themselves elderly and many older people are healthy and active, want to continue life to the full and want Council services to reflect that.
Many older people are healthy and active, want to continue living life to the full and want Council services to help this happen too. Our commitment is to ensure that as people get older, appropriate services and support are available from the Council
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