‘Deadly’ cuts will see thousands of elderly and disabled residents lose vital care in Derbyshire

Protesters held a rally outside County Hall over the cuts.

Protesters held a rally outside County Hall over the cuts.

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Campaigners have warned the lives of thousands of vulnerable adults will descend into chaos after council chiefs approved “deadly” social care cuts.

This morning, Derbyshire County Council (DCC) passed controversial plans which will see more than 8,000 elderly and disabled people lose access to their home care and face paying more for help.

The move by the Labour-led authority – which needs to slash £157million from its budget by 2018 because of Government austerity – will help save £60m.

 

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