Your priorities: care for vulnerable people
It was clear in our budget consultation that vulnerable people are a priority for Manchester.
But Government funding for this covers only a fraction of what’s needed. A council tax rise of 3% in 2017 and 2018 will bring in another £8.8m just for these services; still not enough.
£2.028m Making sure adults at risk of abuse and neglect can live in safety, including victims of domestic violence.
£14.010m for giving the best possible care, close to home and family, when it’s needed. This may be help with basic daily needs such as washing , or it may be in a nursing home with qualified medical professionals available 24 hours a day.
£462,000 for professional support for those whose lives have been damaged by drug and alcohol abuse. There are usually many other problems but we aim to help people recover and move on with their lives.
£7.856m for homecare and day care so people can stay at home to be cared for. They may be recovering from an operation or may be elderly or have other specialist needs. Or they may need daily help with washing or preparing meals. Day care also allows people to socialise and avoids the problems of isolation and loneliness.
£2.081m for personal budgets for people who qualify to spend on the type of care they feel is most appropriate to them.
£4.320m for the short, intensive service, usually offered at home, for people with disabilities and those who are frail and recovering from an illness or injury to settle back into their life.
£1.5m further for services to help homeless people, particularly in the city centre.