Save Maldon Social Care Services

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This petition asks Essex County Council to ensure funding is restored to the 1,600 local residents who lost their Social Care services from March 31st due to funding cuts. Some of these individuals are the most vulnerable in our local community They have the right to getting the care they need and Essex County Council have a duty and responsibility to ensure they receive it.

A SOCIAL care service supporting vulnerable people across Maldon and the Dengie is about to be axed.

One Support, which provides social care to around 1,600 elderly and vulnerable residents with physical and mental health problems, was completely removed from the Maldon and Dengie areas on March 31.

Carers visit clients at least once a week to help them manage their day-to-day life, including organising finances to helping carry out household jobs.

The programme is a subsidiary of One Housing, which helps create homes and support people to help them live better and healthier, and is jointly managed by Essex County Council and Moat Housing.

However, those who receive the support have been informed that the service will no longer be provided, as part of planned cuts of £713,000 to social care in Essex. It is understood ten staff will lose their jobs.



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