On Tuesday 8th February the council’s Executive Committee decided to implement the proposals to increase charges for social care in Kingston, with one concession – to charge 75% of people’s available income rather than 100% as they originally proposed. This is a welcome concession but will not help those who have saved to give themselves some financial security.
But the worst part of it is that Executive appeared totally unmoved by Ali’s video presentation of life as a disabled person, the recommendations by the scrutiny panel, the written reports presented by the campaign and the contributions made by members of the campaign group at the meeting. We feel ignored, not respected.
On Tuesday 1st March the decision of the Executive was confirmed by Full Council.