Hampshire: Save our Elderly Care Homes
- Hampshire UNISON
Save our Care Homes;
Addenbroke, Cornerways, Thurlston
Hampshire County Council (HCC) has begun consultation over the future of 3 Elderly Care Homes, they are proposing to close these vital services citing a lack of facilities and the cost of renovation. A result of these closures will mean residents, many in their 80’s and 90’s and physically frail will have to move from a place they originally chose to live in.
UNISON is concerned that this is privatisation by the back door with HCC already securing places for the residents of these homes in private care.
UNISON is opposed to all cuts within local authority services and campaigns to defend these essential services for the public, services that protect, enrich and change lives. Our members don't just work in public services - they and their families rely on them too. The County Council now has over £300m in its reserves and it would be a drop in the ocean of this reserve to bring these homes up to standard.
At its next meeting HCC will have the opportunity to make a choice, to choose to protect services for the most vulnerable and the jobs of the staff that support them or to cynically cut them and open up elderly care to the private sector. UNISON hopes that councillors can live with the consequences of that choice.
Hampshire UNISON will be stepping up the campaign in the run up to this meeting with letter writing and emailing of local councillors as well as mobilising for the day itself.
Join the lobby of Hampshire County Council
Tuesday 21st September from 1pm
Outside HCC HQ,
We the undersigned believe our senior citizens deserve QUALITY IN-HOUSE CARE, not a means for profit making fat cats.
Hampshire has over £300 million in reserves, we demand it spends the money to bring our homes up to standard.
The Hampshire: Save our Elderly Care Homes petition to Hampshire County Council was written by Hampshire UNISON and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.