Good and bad

PUBLISHED: 09:13 25 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

LOCAL councils across the country are introducing a new system called 'personal budgets', to give people cash to spend on the care they need.

LOCAL councils across the country are introducing a new system called 'personal budgets', to give people cash to spend on the care they need.

UNISON is worried that some councils are rushing these changes through, which could leave vulnerable elderly or disabled people struggling to cope. Staff providing care will also see big changes.

We want to hear your stories about care you or someone you know receives, or if you provide care. We want to hear the good and the bad, whether you, or someone you know already receives a personal budget or not.

For more details of the type of story we are looking for please see our website: http://www.unison.org.uk/localgov/cashforcare.asp You can also email us at cashforcare@unison.co.uk or write to us at Local Government, UNISON.

HEATHER WAKEFIELD

UNISON Head of Local Government

Freepost WC5652, London, WC1H 9BR.

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