Posted by: westlancashirerecord | January 6, 2017

The National Pensioners Convention Fights For Care Services

The government is being challenged by the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) to fund services for older people who have paid for them by working all their lives. Over the past five years council spending on care has fallen by 9% in real terms, due to the £4.6billion cut to funding. NPC bulletins show below that attacks are being made on older people by the likes of NHS chief Simon Stevens who wants the pensions triple lock and bus passes to be scrapped to pay for care instead. He won’t find much saving on bus passes in West Lancashire where buses are rarely seen in some areas.

The country now faces rising household bills and elderly and disabled people are worse off year on year. Read these bulletins and wonder how the ever rising population will face increasing social isolation without the services they need [click to read]. ncp1-001 npc2-001


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