Crisis what crisis? Council discuss the state of adult social care in Thurrock

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ON WEDNESDAY night (Nov 30th) the portfolio holder for adult social care, cllr Sue Little (Cons) gave her annual presentation on the state of her remit over the past year.

Whilst cllr Little gave an earnest and enthusiastic presentation, the UKIP and Labour opposition did not see things in quite the same light.

Her opposite number, cllr Barbara Rice saw the report as confirming that there is a “crisis in adult social care”.

When cllr Little pleaded that she was “just a lowly councillor” the opposition benches reminded her that she was the person in charge being paid an allowance in excess of £20,000 a year.

The ideological battle appears to be that the Thurrock Conservatives want to see more done with less as they plough forward with cutting back on public spending but the opposition want to throw on the real human cost to this plan.

The full debate can be seen below.

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