Lincolnshire County Council seeks views on adult care

Residents in Lincolnshire are being asked to give their views on who should receive council-funded adult care in the future.

Conservative-run Lincolnshire County Council needs to make savings of £125m over the next four years.

Residents will be asked, via a consultation period, who should receive which type of care, rather than providing a uniform solution.

In January, the authority voted to close five adult care homes.

Negotiations have started to transfer The Cedars, Gainsborough; Crowtree House, Louth; Halmer Grange, Spalding; Ingelow Manor, Boston; and Park View, Lincoln, to the private sector.

'Tough decisions'

Public meetings will be held from 23 March across the county where people can find out more about future proposals and give their opinions.

In a statement, the council said: "For many years Lincolnshire County Council has maintained the same levels of support for people needing adult social care, while most other authorities have reviewed and raised their eligibility criteria levels.

"The council, as with all local authorities across the country, now has less money and is facing tough spending decisions. We are at a point where we have to look at our eligibility criteria for providing support to people.

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