COSLA COMMENT ON CAMPAIGN FOR FREE/CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL FOR CARERS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: "Councils are committed to supporting carers flexibly, so that they can continue their caring role and have a life alongside caring. Given the squeeze on public sector funding it’s vital that every penny spent is invested where it can have maximum impact. Concessionary travel for all carers, irrespective of their income or the amount of care they provide, may not represent the most effective use of the limited resources we have available to support carers – especially where we aim to target resources towards those carers in the greatest need. Within this context it’s important to ensure that support is tailored to individual need so that we make the very best use of finite resources."

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Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:00