PEOPLE with learning disabilities are not as well cared for in Mid Cheshire as in much of the rest of the country.
Labour’s adult social services spokesman Brendan Doyle has revealed national figures that show Cheshire is in the lowest quarter of comparable local authorities for spending on learning disabled.
This year the county council budget is about £31.5m.
“We will need to spend an extra £1.7m per year just to lift us to average on the graph,” said Cty Cllr Doyle who put the issue before full council last week.
“The budget must be increased as soon as possible especially because some people with a learning disability are living with elderly parents and in future will need to be found alternative accommodation and support.”
He said there could be a 41% increase in the number of people over 60 years of age who require these services across the country.