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Life in David Cameron’s backyard is set to get tougher – who will feel the pain? | Nicola Slawson

Severely ill and disabled people in Oxfordshire say they are being asked to foot the bill for drastic council funding cuts

Ian Felton, 70, does not relish the idea of staying in bed to save money. But he has been forced to consider that option after his local council informed him that he would be paying more than five times as much towards the cost of his care than he had been.

Last month, Oxfordshire county council warned of the “devastating impact” of proposed additional funding cuts to services, including day centres for older people and children and homelessness support, in order to find further savings of £69m (11.4% of its total gross budget). This is on top of the £292m of budget cuts already agreed between 2010 and 2020. Adult social care will be a big loser. Some £15.6m will be axed, leading to support for carers, health and wellbeing centres and bus subsidies all facing the chop.

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Life in David Cameron’s backyard is set to get tougher – who will feel the pain? | Nicola Slawson

Severely ill and disabled people in Oxfordshire say they are being asked to foot the bill for drastic council funding cuts

Ian Felton, 70, does not relish the idea of staying in bed to save money. But he has been forced to consider that option after his local council informed him that he would be paying more than five times as much towards the cost of his care than he had been.

Last month, Oxfordshire county council warned of the “devastating impact” of proposed additional funding cuts to services, including day centres for older people and children and homelessness support, in order to find further savings of £69m (11.4% of its total gross budget). This is on top of the £292m of budget cuts already agreed between 2010 and 2020. Adult social care will be a big loser. Some £15.6m will be axed, leading to support for carers, health and wellbeing centres and bus subsidies all facing the chop.

Continue reading…

from Network Front | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1LgapwZ