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Monday, 6 October 2008

They do not tell the truth

Health and social care committee tomorrow has thrown up yet again the gap between words and action of the SNP/Libdems. At the August council meeting I proposed that we stop all tendering of services for the vulnerable until all those involved have been asked how they would like to approach making changes to their service. I was rebuffed by those who claimed that this was not necessary.

Now I see that one of the 6 priorities of the joint Physical and Complex disability strategy is "personalised budgets which empower people through person centred approaches and which offer choice and flexibility". Fine words but the reality for most vulnerable people who receive services not provided by the Council is that their service provider will be change whether or not they have a person centred approach or have been empowered or anything else that you can think of. It is hypocrisy of the highest order.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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