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Topic: statement from Brent Council
Posted by: Mark Perry
Date/Time: 04/04/15 22:15:00

Statement on Robbie Clark case

2 April 2015,

Phil Porter, Strategic Director of Adult Social Care, said:

“Mr Clark owns his home, so there is absolutely no question of Brent Council evicting him despite what has been suggested in this petition.

“We recognise Mr Clark’s contribution to this country and sincerely empathise with the situation that he and other older people like him across the UK are in. However, the problem arises as the care package that Mr Clark is choosing is not affordable to council taxpayers given the constraints of local government funding and the need to be consistent for the 2,900 people we support.

“The council had assessed Mr Clark’s social care needs, and believe they can be met for £451 per week or £23,000 a year. National legislation means that anyone eligible for social care is subject to a financial assessment, which is designed to ensure that people who cannot afford to pay, do not pay. Both of these assessments are subject to review as an individual’s social care needs and financial position change.

“We have been working very closely with Mr Clark and his family for a number of years now, and will continue to do so. We want to find a solution which meets his eligible social care needs, provides value for money for the taxpayer, but also reflects the choices he has made and the additional cost this creates. For example, we have offered support and advice to help him to buy the additional care and support he wants at a competitive price, we are supporting an application for health funding to meet his health needs, and  we have offered a deferred payment which means he doesn’t need to sell his house to pay for his care.  

“There is a safety net for Mr Clark, and other people in similar situations, but if anyone chooses care over and above what we are able to offer, then they need to contribute towards that additional cost from their own resources.  The reality is that councils need to act within the constraints of national funding which requires us to meet people’s social care needs in a way that also offers value for money for the taxpayer.”

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Please sign this?  02/04/15 22:28:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Please sign this?  02/04/15 23:15:00 Georgina Flint
      Re:Re:Please sign this?  02/04/15 23:27:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 08:31:00 Colin Jordan
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 09:07:00 M Westwall
   Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 09:25:00 Susan Jacques
   Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 10:23:00 Janet Norman
      Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 10:25:00 Brian Coyle
      Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 11:17:00 Sue Iriarte
         Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 12:35:00 Vanessa Smith
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 12:57:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 15:00:00 Nigel Brooks
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  03/04/15 15:57:00 Jill Merrett
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 11:04:00 Georgina Flint
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 11:17:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 12:25:00 Samia Mirza
   Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 12:37:00 James Weatherley
      Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 12:47:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 12:57:00 Delilah Hall
         Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 13:33:00 Michael Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 13:44:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 14:28:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 16:30:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 20:26:00 Steve Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 21:29:00 Brian Coyle
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Please sign this?  04/04/15 22:01:00 Pete Mayes
                           statement from Brent Council04/04/15 22:15:00 Mark Perry
                              Re:statement from Brent Council04/04/15 22:27:00 Steve Taylor
                              Re:statement from Brent Council04/04/15 23:14:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:statement from Brent Council04/04/15 23:51:00 Claire Moran
                                    Re:Re:Re:statement from Brent Council04/04/15 23:55:00 Pete Mayes
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:statement from Brent Council05/04/15 00:13:00 Pete Mayes
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:statement from Brent Council05/04/15 00:25:00 Pete Mayes

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