Labour calls on Westminster Council to use £1.7m underspend on showers for the elderly

Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to use the £1.7 million underspent on the Adult Services budget on installing showers to the flats of elderly residents who have difficulty getting in and out the bath.

Labour say that the money could pay for nearly 300 showers to be fitted to the homes of elderly residents in all parts of Westminster and help to transform their lives for the better.

Church Street Labour Councillor Barbara Grahame said;

“The Council should spend some, if not all, this underspending on showers for older or frail residents and make a lot of people happy. At a cost of around £6,000 a time, the Council could give nearly 300 older people the means to have a regular shower in their own home. The money is there so what is stopping the Council from getting on with it?”

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