Labour Councillor criticised by Bradley Stoke Tory in elderly care row

A District Councillor representing Bradley Stoke has told a Labour Councillor to “make up his mind” about transparency and the provision of care for the elderly.

Cllr Sarah Pomfret, who represents the Bradley Stoke Central & Stoke Lodge ward on South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), says Cllr Andy Perkins (Woodstock) needs to:

“make up his mind about transparency and how councils account for his Labour Government’s policy of forcing older residents to sell their homes to pay for care.”

Cllr Perkins and other Labour Councillors have called a special meeting of SGC’s Community Care and Housing Select Committee to discuss what he claims are plans to allow private companies to build and run care homes in the district.

Read more: Make your mind up (Evening Post)

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