Sick and disabled forced ‘to pay for OWN care assessments’ by shameless Tory council

Furious Labour MPs and campaign groups hit out at plans by Tory-run Northamptonshire County Council to force people need of social services to pay £50 for a needs assessment before they can access care

A shameless Tory council is poised to become the first in Britain to start charging the sick and disabled for their own care assessments.

Furious Labour MPs and campaign groups hit out at plans by Tory-run Northamptonshire County Council to force people need of social services to pay £50 for a needs assessment before they can access care.

The plan appears to flaunt clear Whitehall instructions that town halls should provide care assessments for free.

“Charging for this is wrong,” said Andrew Boaden of the Alzheimer’s Society.

“The burden of paying for care already leaves many people choosing between a hot meal or buying in help to shower and get dressed.

“Charging for an assessment is another barrier that will make this already dire situation worse.”

Local people have already launched a campaign to stop the cruel £50 charge, which will apply to anyone who owns a home worth more than £23,250.

read more here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sick-disabled-forced-to-pay-9685866

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