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Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Over 85s in Nantwich to receive free telecare support

Over 85s in Nantwich to receive free telecare support

Over 85s living alone in Nantwich will get free telecare support while others could see charges for social care packages reduced, Cheshire East Council says.

Care charges and services were reviewed following a public consultation earlier this year under the new Care Act.

July 26, 2015 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich respite centre on Queens Drive under threat

Nantwich respite centre on Queens Drive under threat

A Nantwich respite centre providing adult care could still be closed by Cheshire East Council. This is despite people calling for continued respite or short break provision in Crewe and Nantwich under a three-month consultation.

January 4, 2012 0 comments Health, Latest, News
Cheshire East Council defends costly social care allegations

Cheshire East Council defends costly social care allegations

Cheshire East Council has defended allegations it charges the highest hourly rate for social care in the UK at £20.34. The authoritycovering Nantwich and Crewe was highlighted in a BBC report comparing cost of caring for the elderly and infirm.

January 2, 2012 0 comments Health, Latest, News