Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Giles McNeill signs up to Social Care pledge

Giles McNeill today commits to a reinvigorated vision of social care

Giles McNeill has today signed a social care pledge, committing to working towards a reinvigorated vision for social care if elected.

Giles McNeill, Conservative Candidate for West Lindsey District Council, said:
"Many of the people of Grange-de-Lings, Greetwell, Nettleham and Riseholme are reliant on social care services in their day to day lives. The term 'social care' covers a huge range of services from care homes and meals on wheels to fostering services and drop-in centres. West Lindsey District Council contributes to delivering these services for local residents.

"I believe social care should be about supporting people to live a better life, expanding their opportunities, not just managing their needs.

"If elected on May 1st, I will work hard to achieve a reinvigorated vision for social care, ensuring we have a personalised, easy to understand and accessible system for all."
Paul Cann, Head of Policy at Help the Aged, said:
"I'm pleased to welcome Giles to our campaign. Right care Right deal is the new joint national campaign launched to build public awareness and support for brave and innovative solutions for the social care system."