As difficult as possible

FAR from its stated aim of ensuring elderly people are adequately supported, the new Conservative administration seems hell bent

FAR from its stated aim of ensuring elderly people are adequately supported, the new Conservative administration seems hell bent on making it as difficult as possible for elderly people and other vulnerable groups. Threats to massively increase the cost of meals on wheels seem to have been exaggerated, although the outsourcing of frozen meals may, if the experience of the probation service is anything to go by result in poor quality food - we may have to draft Jamie Oliver to help out. Day care services are still under threat, as are community transport and Dial A Ride. Now I read the council is considering withdrawing its funding from Voluntary Action North Somerset, which supports voluntary and community groups which provide services to vulnerable groups in the area.Added to this are the council's plans to cease the delivery of community work within the community development team, leaving the residents of North Somerset, especially the elderly and other vulnerable groups, wondering what sort of hard-hearted councillors they voted inThe impact of voting for an administration on the grounds that they would not raise council tax is that those who most need the services, but can least afford them, will be paying the most for them.Margaret Thatcher once said there was no such thing as society. Now in North Somerset there is no such thing as community.ELIJAH ROUND - Address supplied


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