CARERS are being urged to stand up against Worcestershire County Council after its decision to increase social care charges.
Maureen Rickards, of Rubery, and Margaret Strong, of Barnt Green, were among those to express their anger at the proposals.
Margaret, who cares for her 94-year-old father, told us: “The council won’t listen to the carers until we come out in force because we are lonely, isolated people in dots around the country.”
The proposed changes are aimed at saving more than £2million, as part of the council’s overall target of saving £60 to £70million by 2015.
But the 61-year-old, who said she received no financial help from the state, said ‘vulnerable carers’ were actually saving the council money because they were keeping their loved ones out of nursing homes, which she claimed could cost around £800-a-week.