Tag Archives: older people

Labour Plan for raising more cash for public services in Westminster

Westminster Labour Councillors have launched a 5 Point Plan which could raise millions of pounds for public services from wealthy residents who currently pay the lowest Council Tax in the UK and who want to pay more to resurrect local … Continue reading

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Labour Councillors call for action on Health & Social Care in Westminster

Labour Councillors have called for action on Health & Social Care in Westminster and will be raising these issues at the next Council meeting on Wednesday 25th January at Porchester Hall. Labour Councillors have tabled a motion to be moved … Continue reading

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Care homes tell the old and vulnerable: ‘No vacancies in Westminster’

According to the ‘West End Extra’ “Vulnerable elderly people are being put up in care homes outside Westminster leading to concerns they are missing out on much-needed ­visits from friends and relatives. Joan O’Connell, 62, says she knows of two … Continue reading

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Befriending Services in Westminster

Recently we have noticed there are more requests from residents about Befriending Services. This is to be expected when one in five older people in England say they have no one to turn to. Also, 45% of homes in Westminster … Continue reading

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Labour calls on Westminster Council to save Church Street services for families and the elderly

Two local community services in Church Street are under threat of closure and Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to step in and save them. Shepherd’s Bush Housing Association has given notice that it will cease to subsidise the … Continue reading

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Westminster Council loses over £25 million as Conservative Government cuts front line services and jobs yet again

Westminster Council has lost over £25 million in Government funding which will lead to poorer front line services and over 100 lost jobs say Labour Councillors after the new figures were announced by the Government just before Christmas. The Council’s … Continue reading

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Westminster Conservative calls for the end to Council Tax discount for single people

Westminster Conservatives want to end the Council Tax discount for single people so that people like the elderly can be “nudged to move to more appropriate accommodation”, according to tweets by Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway who was elected for Bayswater … Continue reading

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