Medway Council are currently holding a consultation about Fair Care, the amount the local authority will pay towards peoples care needs. Below is what their website says and links so that you can have your say and views heard:
With people living longer and the introduction of the Care Act, more and more people are going to need care and support from us in the future.
To make sure people in Medway can receive good quality care, which is the best value for money for taxpayers, we are proposing some changes to the way we work.
Currently there is no limit on the amount we allocate for care provided to people in their own homes or the community. We are consulting on proposals to limit the funding for this type of care to no more than the cost of a person receiving the same care in a residential or nursing home. (It will only apply to the part of their care that is paid for by Medway Council.)
The idea is to make the care we provide fairer for all, and to make sure that public money is used efficiently.
They are holding a number of drop in sessions where you can ask questions on a one to one basis and also tell them how you feel about the proposed plans. Dates and Venues are:
25 April, 11am to 1.30pm (Hoo Sports Centre – please note the venue has changed from Hoo Library)
27 April, 1pm to 4pm (Community Hub Chatham)
4 May, 2pm to 4pm (Community Hub Gillingham)
10 May, 1pm to 4pm (Community Hub Strood)
23 May, 12pm to 3pm (Lordswood Library)
They also have an online survey that you can complete anonymously: Medway Survey
Closing date for this consultation is Friday 10 June.