15 June 2008

Tories scrap manifesto pledge on care

On Monday the Tory cabinet in Hammersmith & Fulham will vote to introduce charges of up to £12.40 an hour for home care services for older and disabled residents.

The move goes against the Conservatives' manifesto commitment and personal pledges by several leading councillors before the 2006 H&F council elections not to introduce home care charging.

The Tories have already made big cuts in the number of older and disabled people who get support from the council.

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