Statement re judicial ruling on adult social care

By on 20/04/2011 in News

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said today:

“Birmingham City Council will be looking at this judgement in detail and will make a decision on whether to lodge an appeal. The generality of the budget is not affected, this is a decision about the eligibility criteria for adult social care.


“Like all councils, Birmingham faces a huge financial challenge, with adults and communities having to make a share of the savings like all other directorates, and we need to assess the impact of this decision.

“It is also important to point out that this judgement is about the process we went through with regard to the Disability Discrimination Act, not the actual decision about where savings should be made. If we want to meet the savings challenge standing still is not an option, which is why the decision was made to raise the eligibility criteria as part of a wider new offer which will also see funding pushed towards prevention and rehabilitation.”




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