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Essex CC piles up debts for care fees - social care needs radical reform

November 6, 2018 4:45 PM

CashEssex County Council is piling up debts, as more and more residents take out loans to pay for their care fees.

Councillor Stephen Robinson said: "We have to have a complete review of the way social care is funded.

"Local government is in crisis. The Government refuses to recognise the depth of the crisis and they are not taking action at a national level.

"They are trying to palm off responsibilities to local councils while at the same time removing grants to local authorities.

"Local authorities are caught in this awful situation. They are not allowed to raise council tax but grants are going down."

A local paper reports on the growing debts for care fees here: http://www.chelmsford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=136465