Message circulated today to other Medway Liberal Democrats. Its message regarding the closure and privitisation of care homes in Medway is very important and I urge everyone to read it.
I will be publishing a blog post today on the plight of the care homes, such as Nelson Court, in Medway later on today.
Please read Tony's message and please sign the petition attached at the bottem and make a genuine difference to people's lives in Medway.
Tuesday 29th November 2011
Good morning one and all.
Some of you will already be aware of the fact that the Conservative-run Medway Council is about to debate the selling off of the specialist Residential Care Home in Gillingham, known as Nelson Court to the private sector, along with certain other residential care homes.
It is a known fact that the Medway Local Authority-run Care Homes both in terms of being run, managed and maintained, are of a superior quality to many privately owned and run establishments. For that reason and in the best interests their clients, we wish to keep the operation of these much needed homes within the confines of the Local Authority, i.e. maintain the status quo and not subject our town’s elderly and frail to profit-motivated regimes. The fact is, apart from considering the current residents of these establishments, we may need those facilities ourselves one day. Most of the current elderly residents will be too frail, either physically or mentally, to fight for the right to maintain the very high standards of care that they currently enjoy. It is down to us to fight on their behalf.
Please read the attached and please sign the e-petition to save Nelson Court. If in addition you could attend the Council cabinet meeting today to hear first-hand the Council’s deliberations and/or attend the demonstration on the same day outside Gun Wharf, your support would be very much appreciated.
Save Nelson Court
We the undersigned petition the council to We request that Medway Council retain Nelson Court Linked Service Centre under Council management and do not outsource this care provision.
We believe that the standard and quality of care provided by the management and staff in Nelson Court is the best in Medway, and that it is in the best interests of residents and their families that the current system remains in place.
This ePetition runs from 23/11/2011 to 10/01/2012.
20 people have signed this ePetition