City group join fight to save home care services from cut

CONCERN: Claire Fryer
CONCERN: Claire Fryer
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A Preston homecare group is supporting a campaign calling for more funding to support people in their own homes.

Mosaic Community Care, based in Cottam Lane, Cottam, is backing the Save Our Homecare campaign, launched by The United Kingdom Homecare Association to highlight the need to protect homecare services. Part of the campaign is an e-Petition which has been signed by more than 12,000 people and will be debated in parliament if it reaches 100,000.

It comes after the Government said the costs of providing social care are being considered as part of the Spending Review, with the outcome announced by the Chancellor.

Mosaic Care Group managing director Claire Fryer said: “We see first-hand every day the positive difference homecare makes to people who need help to maintain their independence in their own homes, and these services need to be protected.

“For many of our clients, having someone to help them in their own home is their number one lifeline and can easily be the difference between them staying in their home or having to move into full time residential care.

“We are adding our voices to the thousands who have already signed this petition and we hope the government will address this issue in the spending review to ensure the homecare sector is properly funded and sustainable.”