Dear all I decided to see how far this has gone in our area. To my amazement we are in year1 of this plan. I haven't read it all but the main aim is to save money!!
For example they intend to save £8m from the CHC budget! I assume that is over a period of time. I had to stop reading it as I thought how Garry was left waiting to hear if he was going to get it and then did but too late! I will read it again later tonight when I am stronger.
That is just one aspect but I know how important CHC is to so many of the people on this site. There are two versions the Full Report and the Public Summary. Me being me I decided to read the full report!
However the other may do for most people. The one thing I am not sure of is whether or not the CHC figures for example are in the Summary. So you might want to look at the figure for your area in the main report?
I knew it wasn't going to be good but to save from the CHC budget has shocked me. Our area covers the whole of Cheshire and the Wirral. They have included Merseyside too but seem to have come to the conclusion that the needs of both areas are different!! There's a surprise? That's why people want local services for example?
I would be really interested to know if your STP is cutting CHC too.
We should ask anyone who knocks on our door for a vote about this! Bet they will never have heard of CHC!! You don't until you need it? Yet we are being led like lambs to the slaughter here and going along with it? All of us might need this in the future, apart from our loved ones needing it now? I know most people have their hands full as carers but if you can please spare a half hour to read your local plan? I am so upset that anyone would think of cutting CHC but £8m is a tempting saving?