Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ex-Mayor not exempt from tripling of home care charges…

A former Lincolnshire Mayor has accused the County Council of hitting easy targets by tripling homecare charges.

Extract from BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Presenter: David Kay who used to be the Mayor of Louth now has advanced Parkinson’s and pays £41 a week for homecare. He’s been told by the Council his bill is set to rise to £120 a week as part of a controversial Fairer Charging policy. Derbyshire County Council charges nothing for homecare but Mr Kay says he’s not surprised Lincolnshire has taken a different route:

David Kay: Lincolnshire has always been rather behind the times on this sort of thing. The same came with bus passes and so on. It was way behind Derbyshire and South Yorkshire and other areas. Always been rather backward looking in this point of view when it comes to allowances for people.

I couldn't have put it better myself!


Anonymous said...

It still is.

Look at poor old South Kesteven and public transport.

Attitudes last seen in the 1970s and 1980s.

fairdealphil said...

last time i campaigned to improve concessionary fares on the buses it was fairly parochial, ie Deepings.

do you think there is an appetite for a wider cordinated, campaign - ie bourne and deepings and possibly bringing stamford in to??

Anonymous said...

Well done Phil! British justice does work sometimes.

Love the Accrington Dilks'

Anonymous said...

Pleased to see the outcome of your libel action.
Drinks on you?