Care Home Scandal


Trafford Liberal Democrats recognised in our local manifesto from this year’s local elections the appalling state of care provision in our borough after 14 years of the Conservatives running the Council.

Recent reports have highlighted the continued failure of Trafford's care structure.

Trafford Liberal Democrats recognised in our local manifesto from this year’s local elections the appalling state of care provision in our borough after 14 years of the Conservatives running the Council.

Councillor Jane Brophy, Timperley Ward and parliamentary candidate for Altrincham & Sale West said;
“It simply isn’t good enough that in a relatively wealthy area like Trafford, that 37 of its 86 social care settings are rated either inadequate or in need of improvement - the highest percentage (43%) of any area of England.”

The Care Quality Commission has rightly noticed this worrying trend, Trafford is now the forth worst place in the North West to be an elderly person in care, and this must be changed.

Psychiatrist Dr Anna Fryer, prospective parliamentary candidate for Stretford & Urmston added further comment;

"We are facing a crisis in care which the government are failing to take seriously. Residents are not only facing poor services for their loved ones in residential care as we are seeing in Trafford, but are struggling to access help for relatives and all levels which could decrease the level of patients in institutional care.  Families in Trafford are being left struggling to cope and with huge bills for social care. Nationally we need to urgently have the debate on the future of funding of the social care system within the wider health and social care system- a Beveridge report for the 21st century"

Bad services disproportionately affect the less affluent in our borough, with an aging population we need to be mindful of not leaving those who have worked hard and strived for better in the gutter when they reach the winter of their lives.


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