"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

Norwich pensioners urged to have say on cuts


Chance for older people to have their say

The next meeting of the Norwich Older People’s Forum (NOPF) is later this month, and the agenda focuses on how budget cuts might affect social care for older people.

Representatives from Norfolk County Council are attending to discuss and answer your questions about the affect on cuts to the adult social care budget as a result of the government’s comprehensive spending review.

Lady Joyce Hopwood, chair of the NOPF, said: “We know that major cuts are being planned to social care for older people. At the next forum meeting, you have a big opportunity to have your say on what these cuts will mean for you and what you think of them.

“You can influence which cuts are put in place and how. I would urge everyone to come along and have your say to those in charge of social care at Norfolk County Council. This is not in the city’s control, but we have the chance to have an influence – take it!”

Panel members are:

Councillor David Harwood – cabinet member for community services
Harold Bodmer – director of community services
James Bullion – assistant director of community services
This is your chance to be heard – don’t waste it!

The meeting will be held on Friday 19 November 2010, from 10am to 12.30pm at Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU.

We’d have thought ‘Lady Joyce’ would oppose ALL and ANY cuts to social care for older people…or are we being slightly naive…

WE certainly know that SHE knows in reality this meeting will have absolutely no influence what so ever over Tory lunatics such as David Harwood.

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